and strengthen those in your care. Make them by God's
grace happy,very happy. This is your duty. Don't
forget that you will win hearts only by charity.
for the good and positive in each person.
the good of people in private and in public. Raise
a person's self image whenever possible.
use in the first place of kindness. If someone speaks
rudely to you, be calm.
must love and have compassion for the people confided
to us. Love, console, and encourage these suffering
everything as far as possible through love and you
will see what great things you will be able to effect.
need the true freedom of the children of God. Let
gentleness and charity always be on your lips.
persons in need find in you comfort in trials and
help in troubles.
must never be discouraged by obstacles in your mission
to help each person know God's saving love.
ardent, daring, vigilant love and energy for self
zealous! God has great plans for each of you.
zeal be the vessel which bears you on.
your faithfulness, zeal and love be ready for all
sorts of trials.
after the lost sheep without other rest than the
cross, other consolation than work, other thirst
filled with zeal that persons in need of healing
come to know God's saving love and friendship.
zeal I have for helping people to know God's saving
love (their own worth and dignity as children of
God) hinders me from seeing obstacles. I see only
most ardent desire of my heart is this - go and extend
the mercies of God.
How beautiful is the prayer of a person who in silence
listens to God's voice.
in solitude and silence can God's voice be heard
in our hearts.
nothing without reflection and without a pure and
upright intention. It is said that those who would
live wisely must live a life of reflection.
The Good Shepherd:
- Our relationship with those we meet
should be for them a means of encounter with the Good
Shepherd. We see to approach them as he does. Each
person is present to the Good Shepherd in human uniqueness,
and he calls each one friend. Our love should awaken
in them a sense of their own worth and dignity as children
of God. At the same time, we are aware that we
receive mercy from them and that we cannot separate
our salvation from theirs.
- Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is the
true model we must try to be like.
- Become animated with the thoughts,
feelings and affections of the Good Shepherd, of whom
you should be the living images.
- You are co-workers with the Shepherd.
- Like Jesus...go in search of the
one in need of God's love, working hard as a good shepherd
- You are called to be sheperds...having
God's own love and zeal.
- Jesus has a special liking for the
title of "shepherd" because a shepherds' concern for
the flock represents God's loving care for all people.
- Let the goal of all our efforts be
to helpe each person know God's saving love after the
example of the Good Shepherd.
- What does a shepherd do? A shepherd
leads the lamb from bitter plants and shares his bread
with her - or her bread with him.
- Love leads us to follow in the footsteps
of the Good Shepherd; to search out the wounded, those
left behind by the world.
- We are called to become like Jesus,
the Good Shepherd, passionately concerned for people
in need of God's healing love and authentic friendship.
- The Good Shepherd's approach and
care differs for each person, according to each one's
need and situation.
- The Good Shepherd does not want even
one of God's children to be lost in the chaos of the
- We must be true shepherds.