By: Caitlin Baummer, Recruitment Associate
Faith. Community. Social Justice. Simplicity. These are the values upon which Jesus tells us to live our lives. And since we’ve had two thousand years of practice, we should have them down by now, right? Hardly. We live in a culture that places value in consumerism, individualism and personal gain instead of the common good, solidarity and a belief in a higher power. The pillars are so difficult to integrate into our lives, because the world tells us not to. Each of these values presents its own unique set of challenges, but they also each gift us with their own set of joys. So Catholic Volunteer Network and its member programs adopt these pillars as their own, challenging volunteers to live them out in many different and beautiful ways.