Focus on God is a plea to do just that--focus on God. In recent years, many ministers and priests have lost confidence in the value of their work. Many have wondered whether the clergy still have a role in the life of the community. Here is an exciting picture of the minister as a resource person, able to communicate some of the riches of our theological heritage to the new generation of Christians and able to appropriate some of the rewards of scientific and cultural explorations for the nourishment of the life of the church. The minister is seen as the person who can bring together intellect and imagination to enable and interpret a continuing conversation between tradition and present experience.
The task of the minister and priest involves, above all, attention to God, and the attempt to help others think about God for themselves.