Eugene teaches the youth to put into practice the words of Paul: “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:14)
Art 24. Thus the love of Jesus Christ, which is the unbreakable bond of any society, will have first place among the congregants in all its perfection, and they will love one another warmly.
Art 25. This holy and mutual affection must never be denied. It will habitually make itself visible in actions…
Art 27… their biggest happiness will be when they find an opportunity to render a service. In a word, they will treat each other as brothers, in imitation of the first Christians whose examples they will force themselves to reproduce.
Statuts, Chapitre XIII – Obligations spirituelles des congréganistes
The ideal of the community of disciples around the presence of Jesus is the model around which the Youth Congregation was constructed – with mutual love as the link holding it all together.
“See how they love one another” – Tertullian’s comment on the early Christian community.