Apostolate comes from the word apostle, as in one who is sent by Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel by word and deed. Apostolate refers to the particular activity undertaken for this purpose by an individual or community. Lay Apostolate is the work most of the 98% percent of the laity do everyday to transform the world and spread the love of Christ. This is done through their work as mothers, fathers, teachers, farmers, doctors, store clerks, students, etc. Most of the laity work not within the ecclesial (church) realm but in the temporal (secular) realm.