John 13:35 (NIV)
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
There are many actions and attributes that could be construed as “Christian,” but not everyone that acts in these ways are followers of Christ. The rituals and sacraments of the church are valuable practices for sharing the foundations and doctrines of our beliefs, yet these celebrations are not necessary to share our Christ with a single soul.
Jesus, Himself, said that His disciples would be defined by a single word: LOVE. The road of discipleship is a journey to discover the depth and breadth of God’s love and how to let it transform our lives and the world.