Following Jesus

Have trust, come close to me!

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By becoming such a small and gentle child, he cries out to us: Have trust, come close to me! Do not be afraid of me, do not fear.
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Let us have this faith which banishes all fear

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Let us have this faith which banishes all fear. We have besides us, facing us, in us, our Jesus, our God who loves us infinitely, is all-powerful, knows what is best for us, tells us to seek the kingdom and that the rest will be given to us.
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God who is infinite, all powerful, has become human

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God who is infinite, all powerful, has become human, the least of human beings. 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.

His whole life long he did nothing but go down

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His whole life long he did nothing but go down. He went down in becoming flesh, he went down in becoming a baby, went down in obeying, went down in becoming poor, rejected, persecuted, crucified, in always taking the lowest place.
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I should imitate the hidden life

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I did not feel that I was called to imitate Jesus in his public life and preaching, but understood that I should imitate the hidden life of the humble and poor workman of Nazareth.
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The life I have been searching for

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I was thirsting to lead at last the life I have been searching for these seven years, the life I glimpsed and guessed at when I walked the streets of Nazareth where Our Lords feet had trod, he the poor craftsman unnoticed in his lowliness and obscurity.
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Something very small and simple

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What I am dreaming of is something very simple and small in numbers, something to resemble those simple communities of the Church’s early days. To lead the life of Nazareth, working humbly and contemplating Jesus, a little family, a little monastic household, something very small and simple.
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