We are saved by faith. But how does faith come to us? Paul wrote that faith comes by hearing the Word of God, and also asks, “How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” We are saved by remaining and growing in abiding relationship with God through His Body—through those He’s sent—where His anointed word continues to wash and cleanse us. If we’re not planted in that Body God has composed, we cut ourselves off from access to His ongoing word. If we, as the members of Christ’s Body, fail to participate in serving that message of life to our brothers and sisters, we deprive them of their necessary food.