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We are all children of the Most High

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We are all children of the Most High. All of us: the poorest, the most outcast, a newborn child, a decrepit old person, the least intelligent human being, the most abject, an idiot, a fool, a sometimes sinner, the greatest sinner, the most ignorant, the last of the last, the one most physically and morally repugnant - all children of God and sons and daughters of the Most High. We should hold all human beings in high esteem. We should love all humankind, for they are all children of God.
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Be kind and compassionate

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Be kind and compassionate and do not be insensitive to any misery. See Jesus in all people...
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Wouldn't it be better to go to the Holy Land?

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Wouldn't it be better to go to the Holy Land? No. A single soul is worth more than all the Holy Land and the rest of inanimate creation along with it. I must go not where the ground is most sanctified but where the souls are in the greatest need.
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It's the same thing every day

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It's the same thing every day, poor people, sick people, one after the other. I reproach myself interiorly for not spending enough time in prayer and purely spiritual things. By day people never stop knocking at my door, and at night when it would be a good time for it I fall asleep like a wretch.
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Imitation is inseparable from love

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Imitation is inseparable from love: it’s the secret of my life. I've lost my heart to this Jesus of Nazareth, crucified 1900 years ago, and I have spent my life trying to imitate him as best as my weakness allows.
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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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The foundation of this twofold family

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Jesus wills that I work for the foundation of this twofold family. How? By prayer, by sacrifice, by death, by growing in holiness: basically, by loving him.
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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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