This article on Numbers 15:37-41 looks at all the symbols God gave to his people to remind them of His commands and of the fact that they belong to Him. The author then applies this to the church today by discussing tradition and our following of Christ.
Individualism, subjectivism, and consumerism threaten the communal nature of church life. Church community and fellowship does not destroy the individual; rather, it is through the community that the individual experiences himself and his potential. Diversity in the body of Christ points to the relationship of the individual to the community.