True prudence submits our reason to these maxims and gives us as an inviolable rule that we always judge everything as Our Lord judged them. The result is that, when the occasions arise, we may ask ourselves, ‘How did Our Lord judge such or such a thing? How did He act in such or such a circumstance? What did He say and do regarding certain matters?’ and thus we may adapt our whole way of acting in accord with His maxims and examples.
Vincent de Paul (Volume: 11 | Page#: 43) Prudence
Do I ever stop to ask “What would Jesus do now?”
Quotes sources: Saint Vincent de Paul / Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1999; Pierre Coste, Editor. Spiritual writings of Louise de Marillac. Edited and translated from the original French edition by Louise Sullivan, D.C. Brooklyn, New York: New City Press, 1991.