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.
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ
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.