Through this attitude, we try to foster a particular ethos in our service; that of living life as if at the foot of the cross from a gaze that is polarised between the selfless act of love through the death of Christ and the life that is to come for us all. We are held by the command from Christ to John and Mary at the foot of the cross to care for one another. In this Way, community, companionship, family, etc. becomes a ‘lifeboat’ between the raging storm and the promised land, between trauma and calm, adversity and prosperity. Our Way reflects what Christ has already taught his people within the Gospels and does not teach anything new to what has gone before. In that unbroken tradition of Christianity, our Little Way reminds us that true freedom can only come from accountability:
- As alone, we are called first to be accountable to God as we look for him deep within the cell of our own heart.
- Together, in humility, love, and repentance, we look for Christ in each other, being accountable to and serving each other.
- Then, alone and together, we turn out to seek God wherever and whenever he sends us; in faith, hope and charity, our aim is always to draw closer to Him.
Finally, the worth found in our Little Way lies in it being lived rather than in its words and suggestions. As commented by others, ‘Not lived, a Way for Living is merely a dead letter’.