Last month, Pope Benedict XVI was in Leon, Mexico speaking with the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean:
"Greater attention is due to the members of the lay faithful most engaged in the fields of catechesis, liturgical animation, charitable activity and social commitment," the pope said. "Their faith formation is critical if the Gospel is to become present and fruitful in contemporary society."
"It is not right for them to feel treated like second-class citizens in the church," he said, "despite the committed work which they carry out in accordance with their proper vocation, and the great sacrifice which this dedication at times demands of them."
If the Church is to live up to that challenge, so must we. What are you doing to ensure your own faith formation to live out your own commitment to your vocation? <image source>