In today’s reading from the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, we finish Chapter I on the vocation of the laity.
Article 4 discusses the great importance of the spiritual life of the laity and their union with Christ as a necessary part of living out their vocation to mission. That is sort of obvious when you think about it, but the Council Fathers give us a nicely articulated reminder.
Here are the Scripture citations:
1 Peter 2:1
cf. Gal. 5:26
cf. Luke 14:26
cf. Matt. 5:10
And the footnotes:
5. cf. Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Liturgy, Chap. 1, no. 11: A.A.S. 56 (1964) pp. 102-103.
6. cf. Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Nature of the Church, no. 32: A.A.S. 57 (1965) p. 38; cf. also nos. 40-41: ibid., pp. 45-47.
7. ibid., no. 62, p. 63; cf. also no. 65. ibid., pp. 64-65.