'We can't do this by ourselves'

The following is an excerpt from the chapter titled “One Bishop’s Story” in the book Forward in Hope: Saying Amen to Lay Ecclesial Ministry by Bishop Matthew H. Clark of Rochester, N.Y.

Whether we are bishops or not, we can’t do this by ourselves. We live fully in the community of the church. We can only continually invite and encourage, bring people together, urge people to live fully and faithfully the gifts they have for the Gospel we profess.