In this 1962 circular, Superior General William Slattery discusses the evangelical maxims. Every aspect of our conduct should follow the example of Jesus’s life and teachings. To do this, we must think like Jesus, sacrifice like him, and make the salvation of our souls our primary objective. If this ever seems easy, we either have a poor understanding of what Jesus asks, or we lighten his message so it does not contrast so much with the lives of unbelievers. Since our weakness and the pressure of the world around us can lead us astray, we require grace to maintain and practice our faith.
Slattery, William M. C.M.
"Gentlemen and My Dear Brothers...,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol4/iss1/4