Following Jesus with Brother Charles

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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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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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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When we love

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When we love, we are so small, so humble before the one we love. We feel so mean and so poor finding the one we love so perfect and so beautiful.
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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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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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