As the church rounds the close of its second millennium, Christians must recapture the ecclesial and sacramental character of Christian ethics. They must see clearly once more that their ethics belongs to the mystery of the incarnation and the redemptive mission of the church. They must see afresh that their ethics issues directly from their adoption through baptism as sons and daughters of God.
Guroian, Vigen, "On Baptism and the Spirit: The Ethical Significance of the Marks of the Church" (1999). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. 93.