19. Little sister of Jesus

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What about you? Do you too want to follow the one and only Way, the Way of Jesus?  Do you want to have only one Master, a Master who is all love and gentleness, light, strength, peace and joy?

Your community will have to be a home bright with love like the first community where Jesus lived at Nazareth. It will have to be a home where he is the center: the intimate Friend, the Brother, and at the same time the Sovereign Master and Beloved Lord.  You will pray at his feet; you will work along side him; you will rest in his company.

Your spiritual way will be love incarnate in the Person of Jesus.

Your mission will be to bring about the kingdom of Jesus and his love in your own heart and all around you. You will carry out your mission through him, with him and in him.

Your name, “Little Sister of Jesus”, will be the symbol of your love.

Your emblem will be the heart of Jesus and his Cross united. It will symbolize your mission of love and self-offering.

The offering of your life in self-sacrifice for the people of  the whole world will be joined in deep union to the sacrifice of Jesus on the altar. Your love will give you a thirst to share Jesus’ sufferings and his cross.

You will begin each day with Jesus’ first prayer to his Father and end it with his last: “Father, here I am to do your will,” and “Father, into your hands I commend my soul.”

Your charity will be the result of your life of deep fellowship with Jesus, the source of all love. Your apostolate will be to bear witness to Jesus, letting your life express his love and his presence in the Blessed Sacrament and in the Gospel.

Your method will be the method of Jesus, your one Model. It will be the method of kindness, of friendship and of love.

And Jesus will become the one passion of your life, as he became the one passion of the life of Little Brother Charles of Jesus. This boundless love, summed up in his motto, “Jesus-Caritas – Jesus-Love will identify you with Jesus to the point of becoming one with him.  
He in you and you in him, you will be able to say with St. Paul the Apostle: 

“It is no longer I who live but it is Christ who lives in me.” (Gal 2:20)

And like the Apostle you will be able to say too:

Who then can separate us from the love of Christ?  Neither death nor life, neither angels nor heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below. There is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rm 8:35, 38-39).