The goal of the Neocatechumenal Way is to live out the Gospels. To be born again of spirit and water so that we become a new creature in Christ. To live out our baptism as the Catechism of the Catholic Church says:
537 Through Baptism the Christian is sacramentally assimilated to Jesus, who in his own baptism anticipates his death and resurrection. The Christian must enter into this mystery of humble self-abasement and repentance, go down into the water with Jesus in order to rise with him, be reborn of water and the Spirit so as to become the Father's beloved son in the Son and "walk in newness of life":
- Let us be buried with Christ by Baptism to rise with him; let us go down with him to be raised with him; and let us rise with him to be glorified with him. Everything that happened to Christ lets us know that, after the bath of water, the Holy Spirit swoops down upon us from high heaven and that, adopted by the Father's voice, we become sons of God.
"We become sons (and daughters) of God. To convert. By conversion, we mean "a change of heart." During biblical times, the word "conversion" held a different meaning than today. Today, it means to change from one religion to another religion. But during Early Christianity, conversion means "a change in heart." An excellent example of conversion is St Paul who persecuted Christians. After his conversion, he no longer persecuted Christians. Yet, St. Paul still considered himself a Pharisee and a Jew.
We cannot convert on our own. We need God. Only God can make us holy. Our goal in the Neocatechumenal Way is to be disciples of Christ, sons and daughters of God. Of course, this does not mean that we are no longer sinners. From time to time, in our weakness, we will fall, but we have Christ to lean on. He will always be there to pick us up, and we continue our walk toward holiness and sanctification.