“For the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mk.10: 45).
The Kristudasis while taking up any field of work have to discern the genuine pastoral needs of the people, their life situations and the signs of the times and its challenges. They should not go by human considerations or go after a pre-determined idea and area of service.
In our apostolic activities we shall submit ourselves to the pastoral authority of the Major Archbishop and the concerned local hierarch and to the directives issued by the Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church. Our services shall readily be rendered whenever they are required by the hierarchs or the pastors concerned without however jeopardizing our charism and religious discipline.
We should maintain a psychological mobility that we may not remain stunted in our service to the Lord. This mobility is the result of the detachment, which is the fruit of the Evangelical Counsels. As pilgrims who have no lasting city here (Heb. 13:14), let us not get stuck in anything however noble or useful it may be.