The call to follow Christ is a call to a lifelong process of conversion. It requires us to let go of our former identities – built on our gifts, our achievements, and our social standing – in order to embrace a new identity in Christ. It invites us to become changed people: people whose lives are characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and humility. It summons us to treat every person we meet with dignity and respect, seeing that they too are made in the image of God.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE