All of the brothers in the Servants of the Word have one thing in common. They have discovered “the treasure in the field” and have gladly gone and sold everything to purchase the field (Matthew 13:44). The surpassing worth of knowing Christ has caused us to re-orient our lives in order to serve him alone. While there are many limitations imposed by our humanity, our weakness and our circumstances, we nonetheless seek to make our whole lives, our energies and our resources count for him and his kingdom. This is not a chore or a great sacrifice, but something we have undertaken joyfully. This orientation has not only led us to our initial decision but continues to fuel our life and service in an ongoing way.