Jesus Christ is the answer, right~WRONG!!
Jesus Christ IN you is the answer!
It has been from before the foundations of the earth, the Father's eternal purpose to display the manifold rich and glorious expressions of His grace in and through His body, which is the Church.
As long as Christ is seen (perceived) as being separate from us, is it any wonder, no matter what we might say, at best our so called relationship is but just another religion?
Father continue to open (my) our eyes to see and to know You, as our only Life.