Being Human: Christ to the Rescue

Christ is certainly no less concerned than Nietzsche that the personality should receive the fullest development of which it is capable, and be more and more of a power.  The difference between them lies in the moral method by which the personality is put into possession of itself and its resources – in the one case by asserting itself, in the other by losing it. . . . . We complete our personality only as we fall into place and service in the vital movement of the society in which we live.

Isolation means arrested development.  The aggressive egoist is working his own moral destruction by stunting and shrinking his true personality.  Social life, duty, and sympathy are the only conditions under which a true personality can be shaped.  And if it be asked how a society so crude, imperfect, unmoral, and even immoral as that in which we live is to mould a personality truly moral, it is here that Christ comes to the rescue with the gift to faith both of an active Spirit and of a society complete in Himself.

P.T. Forsyth