Charles de Foucauld

You have only one model, Jesus

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You have only one model, Jesus. Follow, follow, follow him, step by step, imitating him, sharing his life in every way.

Be more like Jesus

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All things being equal, prefer to be weak rather than strong, despised rather than considered, rejected rather than sought after, so as to be more like Jesus.
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Always see Jesus in every person

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Above all, always see Jesus in every person, and consequently treat each one not only as an equal and as a brother or sister, but also with great humility, respect and selfless generosity.
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The amount of good we do

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The amount of good we do does not depend on what we say or on what we do, but on what we are. It depends on the extent that Jesus lives in us and that it is Jesus who acts in and through us.
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Being reduced to nothing

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Being reduced to nothing is the most powerful means we have of uniting ourselves to Jesus and of doing good to others.

God who is infinite, all powerful, has become man

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God who is infinite, all powerful, has become man, the least of men. My way is always to seek the lowest place, to be as little as my master, to walk with him step by step as a faithful disciple. My way is to live with my God who lived this way all his life and who has given me such an example from his very birth.
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God so completely took the lowest place

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When he came on earth, God so completely took the lowest place, that no one has ever been able to take it from Him.

The Incarnation has its source

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The Incarnation has its source in the goodness of God, but the most wonderful of all, is the infinite humility that this mystery contains.

My God, how good you are!

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My God, how good you are! You are always the one who does not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smouldering wick.