LOVING OUR NEIGHBOUR
Is there anything we do to our neighbour that we would not have done to ourselves? Do we willingly fall in with his wishes? Do we take to heart his sorrows? Are we really anxious to console, serve, and comfort him? Ah, my sisters, as a rule we like to be preferred to him and yet you see to what this commandment obliges us; so give it, I implore you, your careful and serious consideration. Our nearest neighbours are our own dear sisters with whom we live. Hence do I exhort you to reciprocal and cordial love of one another.
-St. J. F. de Chantal.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930