被按立的目的-The Purpose of Ministerial Ordination

萊爾主教的分享總是可以喂養我們,這段話雖然是以牧人為主,但是仍舊可以幫助每個成熟的基督徒,願你也得到鼓勵與提醒。
Would you like to know what we ministers of the Gospel are ordained to do?  We are not set apart for no other end than to read services, administer sacraments, marry people, and bury the dead. We are not meant to do nothing more than show you the church, or ourselves, or our denomination. We are set for the work of showing people the blood of Christ; and except we are continually showing it, we are no true ministers of the Gospel.   *~ J.C. Ryle*

「 你想知道福音的工人到底為何被按立嗎?我們不是被分別出來誦讀程序,主持聖餐、婚禮、喪禮。我們也不是來帶你參觀教會,向你介紹自己或我們的宗派,不是的!我們 被分別出來,為要讓人看到基督的寶血,若我們不持續這樣見證,我們就不是真正的福音的管家。 」