Yes, Rich, the new creation in Christ is an ecclesia or community which affords the possibility of all people being reconciled. Atonement and the birth of a new people are different sides of the same coin. We can live the role of the forgiving victim whenever we find any group of people who create their unity by ganging up against others, and whatever the particular cultural forms are assumed by their identity forged over against others. I think we find this everyday, do we not?