Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Perhaps We'd Better Rename it - Spiritual Moms Apostolate

We need to appreciate the difference between "ministry" and "apostolate" in the Church. In this regard, Vatican II is most helpful:

"They [the lay faithful] exercise the apostolate in fact by their activity directed to the evangelization and sanctification of men and to the penetrating and perfecting of the temporal order through the spirit of the Gospel. In this way, their temporal activity openly bears witness to Christ and promotes the salvation of men. Since the laity, in accordance with their state of life, live in the midst of the world and its concerns, they are called by God to exercise their apostolate in the world like leaven, with the ardor of the spirit of Christ." (Apostolicam Actuositatem, 2)...
Ignatius Insight Scoop - The difference between "ministry" and "apostolate"

3 comments:

Easter A. said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN...

I am getting busier than ever with my project... you know which one.
Esther, my love to you and lots of hugs... and please say a prayer for me. Mahalo :-).

Re: Fr. Daren, something more hawaiiain or local mix of food... you name it!

Tracy said...

Excellent post Esther:)

Esther said...

Praying dear Easter!!

Thanks Tracy.