We shood challenge and encourage one another to live in obedience to Jesus, desiring to be examples to the faithful and to adorn with holy living the Ministry entrusted to us. Mindful of the admonition of Scripture, and the table of duties in the catechism, we will strive earnestly to:
Be prepared to confess Christ before the world and to give testimony to the hope that is in us. (cf. 1 Peter 3:15).
Lead a life worthy of the calling to which we have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (cf. Ephesians 4:1-3).
Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God (cf. Micah 6:8).
Exercise authority wisely, not for personal whim or gain, but in praise of the Father who by the power at work in us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine (cf. Ephesians 3:20).
Live as a responsible citizen, pray for those in authority(cf .1 Timothy 2:1-2).
Defend the poor, the weak, the orphaned, the fatherless, the widowed. (cf. James 1:27).
Be of a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith (cf. 1 Timothy 1:5).
Speak the truth in love (cf. Ephesians 4:15).
Live with one's conscience captive to the Word of God, praying for the courage to speak and act by such a conscience.
Be chaste and pure, faithful in marriage and celibate in singleness, according to the norm of Scripture and the tradition of the Church.
Be above reproach, of one spouse, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. (cf. 1 Timothy 3:2-3).
Manage our own household well -- caring, just, and loving to husband or wife; loving and respecting our children, teaching them to be obedient and respectful (cf. 1 Timothy 3:4).
Live simply and wisely as good stewards of personal resources and God's good earth.
Live in all things to yield the fruit of the Spirit: love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23).
Rejoicing in the fellowship of all the saints, we commend ourselves, one another and our whole life to Christ, our Lord.