In the face of the challenges today, the pastoral duty of the laity towards society has become a central responsibility of Christian faith. In the past, in understanding religion and faith, much importance was given to the explanation of doctrines, symbols and worship. Therefore, the clergy occupied a dominant place, as those concerned with the sacred.
Today there is a shift in the understanding of the sacred. The sacredness is not so much in doctrines, in symbols; it is rather in the primordial divine gift of life, to explain which and celebrate which we have doctrines and symbols. The foundation for the pastoral role of the laity and their responsibility derive from this shift of the sacred.