(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 784)
To be baptised into Christ is to be a priest with Him. This means that we are called to make all the realities of this world holy. Thus, we need to approach Him, drink from Him, let him feed our spiritual thirst through His sacraments where He is present.
God’s grace accompanies us in every moment and dimension of our lives. We belong to a people that pray together in liturgical assembly, where there are different services and ministries to support public worship. Additionally, our private prayer is irreplaceable – “a soul that rises, lifts the world”, tells us Saint Teresa of Ávila. This prayer rises from the Word of God. It is inspired by the example of the saints, and strengthened by their intercession being guided by the prayer of the Church in its liturgical rhythm and common intentions.
The purpose of this is for each of us to become more priestly, offering the world back to the hands of God the Father, through Jesus Christ. As we remember the Psalm:The Lord has sworn and has not changed his mind: “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek“. (Psalm 109)