It's impossible to miss the signs posted throughout the "3&2" little league baseball fields in Lenexa, Kansas. Their large letters read: "CHOOSE ONE ONLY: Umpire, Coach, Player, Spectator."
The message is clear for all those who have eyes to see. When you enter these grounds, the common good is served when everyone knows their role and stays within it.
At the risk of appearing rigid, I have to admit that those signs got me thinking we could use our own version of them at our parish. "CHOOSE ONE ONLY: Metropolitan, Priest, Parish Council Member, Parishioner."
Is this going too far? Well, maybe the sign part. But on the other hand, I believe we all could use a refresher in what is expected of us, depending upon what role we occupy in the life of the Church and our Parish.