Day 23 meditation emphasizes that man is both a personal and a communal being.
Christianity is distinctly unique. It is matchless in both its content and its approach. True Christianity is not a way of life. It is life itself. In other words, what it means to be Christian is also what it means to be human. The free-flow of grace produces life in the purest sense of the word (Gal. 2:20). Life can be defined not only as what it means to be ultimately human but also what it means to be truly Christian. What it means to be a true person is the touchstone for the expression of true Christianity.
Day 23 meditation has its focus on Jesus, as opposed to Adam, as the example of being.
The problem of sin makes it hard to comprehend that what it means to be Christian is what it means to be human. Sin, however, is a foreign element to man. Man was not created with a sin nature. The perfect example of what it means to be human therefore is Jesus. Jesus lived without sin. Christians, because of their connection with Adam, sometimes lose sight of what life should be in Jesus (1 Cor. 15:49).
The essence and manifestation of Christianity is best understood by examining the biblical view of what it means to be a person. The essence of being human is inseparably tied to the very being of God. The personal being of man rests in the personal being of God. The Trinitarian mode of existence for the Godhead is the revelation that has been communicated to man by God. The Trinity becomes the model for understanding what it means to be a personal being. The understanding of what it means to be a human has as its presupposition the Trinity of the Godhead.
Day 23 meditation simply states that man, in the true sense of humanity, cannot exist as a solitary person.
A personal being cannot be interpreted as some absolute self separated from all other selves. Being in the image of God suggests that a person cannot exist as a solitary individual person. The image of God does imply distinctiveness (individuality) yet existence in relationships. Thus, personhood is a relational term. A person can be defined as an individual entity that has his ground of being in others (1 Thess. 2:19-20).