Hearing the Gospel with Brother Charles

Cry the Gospel

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Whether our life be that of Nazareth, the Public Life or the Desert... it should cry the Gospel...  read more »

Islam shook me deeply

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Islam shook me deeply. Seeing such faith, seeing people living in the continual presence of God, I came to glimpse something greater and more real than worldly occupations. I set about studying Islam and then the Bible.
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The Gospel shows me

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The Gospel shows me that the first commandment is to love God with all my heart, and that it is necessary to do everything solely out of love. Everyone knows that the first result of love is imitation.
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Proclaim the Gospel from the housetops

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Everything about us, all that we are, should ‘proclaim the Gospel from the housetops’. All that we do and our whole lives should be an example of what the Gospel way of life means in practice, and should make it unmistakably clear that we belong to Jesus. Our entire being should be a living witness, a reflection of Jesus.
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Shout the Gospel from the rooftops

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Our entire existence, our whole being must shout the Gospel from the rooftops. Our entire person must breathe Jesus, all our actions. Our whole life must cry out that we belong to Jesus, reflect a Gospel way of living. Our whole being must be a living proclamation, a reflection of Jesus.
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Near the end of his life

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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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We should read the Gospel with love

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We should read the Gospel with love, as though we were sitting at the feet of Jesus, at the feet of the Beloved, listening to him speak to us.
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Read and re-read ceaselessly the Holy Gospel

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Read and re-read ceaselessly the Holy Gospel... so as to always have before one's mind the actions, words and thoughts of Jesus, in order to think, speak and act like Jesus, to follow the examples and teachings of Jesus, not the examples and ways of behaving of the world. We fall into this latter so quickly, as soon as we take our eyes off the Divine Model.
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Spread the holy gospel

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You ask me whether I am ready to go anywhere else than Beni-Abbés to spread the holy gospel? To do that I am ready to go to the end of the world and to live until the last judgement.
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