“But what is the Spirit of Our Lord? It’s a spirit of perfect charity, filled with a marvelous esteem of the Divinity and an infinite desire to honor it in a worthy manner, together with a knowledge of the greatness of His Father, in order to admire and extol them unceasingly. He has such a high esteem of this that He paid homage to Him for all the things that were in His Sacred Person and that passed out from it; He attributed everything to Him; He was unwilling to say that His teaching was His own, but referred it to His Father: My teaching is not my own; it comes from God who sent me (Jn 7, 16). Is there any greater esteem than that of the Son, who is equal to the Father, and yet who acknowledges the Father as the author and sole principle of all the good that’s in Him?” (CCD XII, conference 196).
Vincent de Paul
Mitxel Olabuenaga, C.M.