The Holy Spirit bestows holiness in abundance among God’s holy and faithful people. “It has pleased God to make men and women holy and to save them, not as individuals without any bond between them, but rather as a people who might acknowledge him in truth and serve him in holiness.”
In salvation history, the Lord saved one people. We are never completely ourselves unless we belong to a people. That is why no one is saved alone as an isolated individual. Rather, God draws us to himself, taking into account the complete fabric of interpersonal relationships present in a human community. God wanted to enter into the life and history of a people.