The Christian vocation is essentially a call to be a disciple of Jesus. God wants us to cherish and serve others and contribute to the overall welfare of our faith community. God calls us all to serve as He served – to use the talents that He has given each of us for the benefit of His glory and that of His whole world.
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are laboring among you and who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you, and to show esteem for them with special love on account of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
“That when two or more are gathered in my name, there will I be also.”
St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world, yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.