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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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
Because of the overflowing abundance of his love, Christ, the Son of God, chose to pass through the state of utter helplessness of a tiny child, the only state in which someone is totally given over into the hands of another. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men, and he even led them by a star into his presence, he this little baby without grandeur or majesty. read more »
Did the Lord Jesus choose? Did he not offer his arms wide open to the nails of the cross so that no one might be excluded from his love, be that person the most selfish and most ungrateful of human beings or the hardest and most unjust of employers. The Lord Jesus suffered and died for all. In the name of his love, all, without exception, have a right to your love.read more »
To understand Brother Charles of Jesus totally, you need to forget him and through him see only Jesus.
This Bethlehem crib is so beautiful and so great.It contains the whole Christ, who is both God and man. It contains the workshop of Nazareth, the Passion and the Cross, and all the glory of the Resurrection and of heaven. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men and he even led them by a star into the presence of this little baby without grandeur or majesty.read more »
A contemplative life and incessant activityI will try briefly to answer your questions: How can one lead a truly authentic contemplative life while working amidst the incessant activity of life in a city or wherever? And how do the Little Brothers do this? read more »
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