A New Creature

2 Corinthians 5:16-17 KJV Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. [17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
 
The important thing here in these verses is who we are in Christ. It does not matter if someone knows us from human stand point (after the flesh). The important thing is that we know Christ as Savior. Once we know Christ as Savior, we become a new creature. we become a new person made in the likeness of Christ. Salvation is not about bringing our a new, improved version of us. Salvation is about Christ being formed in us. Our goal ought to be to look more like Jesus every day and lees like the world.