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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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Pray God that I may really be a brother to all

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The constructions are called khaoua, or brotherhood, for khaouia Carlo means universal brother. Pray God that I may really be a brother to all the souls of this country. I have had a most affectionate reception from the military of all ranks, and the people, too have received me perfectly. I make as many contacts as I can with them.
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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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I see so much good to be done

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I cannot say that I desire death. I used to desire it, but now I see so much good to be done, so many souls without a shepherd, that what I most want is to do a little good and work a little for the salvation of those poor souls. Still, God loves them far more than I do and doesn't need me. May his will be done. There s nothing really wrong with me, but the summer wears me down. I get feverish spells sometimes, headaches, sleepless nights. Nothing that lasts and nothing severe. It will go away when the hot weather does, in five weeks. I'm leading my usual life, but getting less work done.
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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.

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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