In soccer, we always chant before every game "WE ARE ONE!" We say this because although we each play a different part, the team could not function correctly without one of those parts and win or lose, we are all still on the same team. My soccer team's chant reminds us of our unity on our team, it empowers us more to work together and play hard. Our team's bond is strong. As Christians, shouldn't our bond be so much more stronger? The link that holds us together as "one" is Jesus Christ.
Bonhoeffer reminds us that "Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No community is more or less than this."
As Christians, we are a community because of what Jesus Christ did. If Jesus did not die on the cross, we would have no connection other than we are both human beings. This connection the Lord created for us to have through Jesus is deep. A&M has a saying for their aggie spirit and community that says "from the outside looking in you can't understand it and from the inside looking out you can't explain it." As Christians, this is what our community almost feels like. We need each other because people who do not know Christ can not understand the bond that we have. God speaks to us through each other, cheers us on. It's a beautiful picture!
WE ARE ONE through Jesus Christ. Embrace it!!