The following is an excerpt from something I have been studying in preparation for the Correllian Ministry. It was an address to the clergy of the Church of Gaia, back in the day. The essay is called "What Gaeists Believe" and it's published as part of "Correllian Philosophy"
This really struck me, as I have been trying to pin down why I want to become a Correllian Minister, and what that will mean for my life and purpose. The 'energies' referred to are those of the changing age, and the power and destruction, and eventually rebirth, that will accompany them.
"...At this time we Priests and Priestesses have the specialtask of understanding and assisting these energies andthose affected by them.In becoming a Priest or Priestess you commit to helpingboth the planet and society as well as individuals. Therewill be many problems and crises on both large andpersonal scales with which you may be called upon tohelp, as well as the High Magic of Priestcraft. You mustbe caring and compassionate to those who look to you forguidance, yet also be strong enough not to be misused.You must be teacher both of universal truth and correctaction, and a facilitator of universal life –helping thosewho turn to you to overcome all blockages and hindrancesto their own greatest potential. You are taking them andhelping them to find their places in the universe, and toweather and even rejoice in the coming changes. Youmust be their advisor and friend, their leader whenneeded, and their defender and protector. To be a Priest/Priestess is not an easy path. It is a vocation –a calling,not a job. It requires courage, persistence, and dedication,as well as psychic and magical training. It is a high calling,not accepted lightly. Yet the rewards are great. The worldwill change. The changes can be easy or hard, the resultsto our liking or not –it is to guide this that we are called. Ifwe do not, the world will change without us. It is a windowof great opportunity in which great things can be done, ifwe choose to do them. This is the choice put before you.Think on it well, for it is not a one-time choice, but achoice to be remade and more deeply made each day. Asteep path leading to great heights and ancient magicalthings. Think on it well".