The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, written by Pope St. John Paul II in 1988, speaks of the vocation and mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the world.

The introduction offers us a reflection on the Parable of the labourers in the vineyard in Matthew 20. The Lay members of Christ’s Faithful People may be likened to the labourers in the vineyard.

The call, “You go into my vineyard too,” (Matthew 20: 3-4) is addressed to everyone. Everyone has been gifted a unique mission by God to labour in the vineyard and each one has been called personally by God.

Are you labouring in the Lord’s vineyard?

Short articles by Brian Bartholomew Tan