Tuesday, January 7, 2014

St. Louis de Montfort on True Disciples of Christ

True disciples of Jesus Christ [imitate] His poverty, His humility, His contempt of the world and His love. They will point out the narrow way to God in pure truth according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world. Their hearts will not be troubled, nor will they show favor to anyone; they will not spare or heed or fear any man, however powerful he may be. They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the blood-stained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart. The simplicity and self-sacrifice of Jesus will be reflected in their whole behavior.


Source: St. Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin (Bay Shore, NY: Montfort Publications, 2006), 26, n. 59.

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