Toward a Spirituality of Compliance
Compliance can often seem tedious, but for a faith-based organization, compliance is an opportunity to offer up inconveniences and serve faithfully in all matters, great and small. An apostolate’s legal and tax compliance demonstrates its love of neighbor. While an apostolate’s noncompliance could harm the organization’s ability to operate or attract donors, the more spiritually significant concern is that such noncompliance could actually rise to the level of scandal, which could distract from – or even prevent – the witness of the apostolate and its staff or volunteers through whatever good work they do. Faithful completion of the most mundane tasks, even legal compliance, is the stuff of saints!