" . . . I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share" (Jude 3).
The gospel is nothing if not shared. It is intrinsically mutual. "There's a wideness in God's mercy," says the old hymn. The sheer broadness of God's embrace invests his salvation with a creative bias toward fellowship. The church is implied by the gospel. It is most natural for the individual experience of God's goodness to seek the company of others with whom to celebrate.