Take the case, my brothers, of someone who has never done a single good act but claims that he has faith. Will that faith save him? If one of the brothers or one of the sisters is in need of clothes and has not enough food to live on, and one of you says to them, “I wish you well; keep yourself warm and eat plenty”, without giving them these bare necessities of life, then what good is that? Faith is like that: If good works do not go with it, it is quite dead.
It is only by opening our hearts and lives in the service of others that we allow the Holy Spirit to enrich our lives.
These tasks are carried out by ordinary parishioners who wish to express their love of God by assisting fellow travellers in life’s journey.
Coordinators often witness the dedication and caring of the many members of the parish (ie the face of Christ). This is what Christianity is all about. By its very nature it is meant to be shared. The Christian Community finds its true meaning when it becomes a witness and leads people to Christ.