Vatican II teaches that we are all "everyday mystics" who participate in the sensus fidelium, i.e., within the living faith of the People of God, we can discern God's intentions for ourselves, i.e., our personal vocations. And we are "everyday prophets," i.e., we can and must proclaim and act on what we discern, i.e., we must use our graced vocations on behalf, not only of ourselves and our families, but also of our society and culture. This means bringing the life-giving dynamics of our faith into the marketplace.
For example, my wife was an elementary school teacher. She and I discerned how to apply our faith to her public school first grade, without imposing our religion upon anyone. We listed such internal qualities as justice, peace, trust, joy of life, communion with others, love, etc., and she used these qualities to animate and vitalize everything she taught and did. Her class flourished beyond all the other classes in the school.
I was a psychotherapist in a medical university and I very successfully used various spiritual disciplines, e.g., simplicity, confession, openness to the truth, accepting suffering as a path to new life, etc., to animate and vitalize my therapy. I enjoyed great respect from my colleagues and was consistently rated very high in patient satisfaction.
I now work in my parish to help people recognize the internal dynamics and spiritual disciplines that are present in themselves and in their fields, and discuss how they can use them to help elevate our society and culture and where necessary, correct them in the grace of Christ, without imposing our faith on anyone. I say we are 21st century, American expressions of Christ who are called to take spiritually adult reponsibility for our society and culture. Parishioners recognize the importance of doing this but find it new and very challenging. We all agree that we have a long way to go.