Reflection 239 Previous reflections Resolution The 16 Documents of Vatican II
Based on the Vatican 2 document:
On the Mission Activity of the Church
Ad Gentes - 20, 21
idea from these two articles:
The Church has not been really founded, and is not yet fully alive, nor is it a perfect sign of Christ among people, unless there is a laity worthy of the name working along with the hierarchy. For the Gospel cannot be deeply grounded in the abilities, life and work of any people without the active presence of lay people. Therefore, even at the very founding of a Church, great attention is to be paid to establishing a mature, Christian laity.
Let the clergy highly esteem the apostolate of the laity.
c.f. A Disquieting Dualism - Garry Everett
c.f. The Laity - a Good Idea at the Time? - David Timbs
Jesus, please let the Laity be a good idea again!