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Jesus of Nazareth, our only Model

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Our religious life is a response to Jesus call

Our religious life is a response to Jesus call to follow him from Bethlehem, to the Cross and the Resurrection. Our life is grafted onto Christ's.  read more »

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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We must love people as Jesus loved them

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We must love people as Jesus loved them and since that is what his name ‘Jesus Saviour’ means, we like him, must make the salvation of all people the work of our life. It is by loving people that we learn to love God.
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I cannot conceive of love

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I love our Lord and cannot bear to lead a life other than the one he led. I cannot conceive of love that does not include a need, a compelling need of resembling him and moulding my life on his.
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Have that tender care that expresses itself in the little things

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Have that tender care that expresses itself in the little things that are like a balm for the heart... With our neighbours go into the smallest details, whether it is a question of health, of consolation, of prayerfulness, or of need. Console and ease the pain of others through the tiniest of attentions. Be as tender and attentive towards those whom God puts on our path, as a brother towards brother or as a mother for her child. As much as possible be an element of consolation for those around us, as soothing balm, as our Lord was towards all those who drew near to him.
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Seek Jesus and love him in the "little ones"

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Near the end of his life, Brother Charles said: I think that there is no passage of the Gospel that has made a deeper impression on me or changed my life more than this one: "Whatever you do to one of these little ones, you do it to me." If we think of it, that these are the words of Uncreated Truth, words from the mouth that said, "This is my body... this is my blood..." then how forcefully we are impelled to seek Jesus and love him in the "little ones".
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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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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.