"What is that person for?"
asked the little boy who saw the vicar picking up rubbish in the
churchyard. How would you answer?
Here are some thoughts by way of a
- to articulate the Sacraments of the Church ~ agent
- to focus the prayers of the faithful and the aspirations
of the community ~ representative (of people)
- to offer a resource of individual counsel informed by
Christian values ~ pastor
- to facilitate the discovery of 'good news' within the
life of the world, the nation and the parish ~ animateur
- to challenge accepted norms, refresh human understanding
and dignify every creature ~ provocateur