We are called by the Savior to dedicate our lives – each according to their particular situation – to being His co-workers as proclaimers of the Good News of salvation to the most abandoned. The first two constitutions of our Rule of Life have underlined the centrality of our vocation to follow Jesus the Savior through oblation, the gift of every aspect our lives at His service and of those most in need of salvation. It is the “all for God” that characterized Eugene’s life.
The focus of oblation and of every action has to be on the Savior, as the next constitution explains. I have inserted the capital letters to highlight the focus
The community of the Apostles WITH JESUS is the model of our life. OUR LORD grouped the Twelve around HIM to be HIS companions and to be sent out as HIS messengers (cf. Mk 3:14). The call and the PRESENCE OF THE LORD among us today bind us together in charity and obedience to create anew in our own lives the Apostles’ unity with HIM and their common mission in HIS Spirit.
CC&RR, Constitution 3
“Although we tend to think about saints as holy and pious, and picture them with halos above their heads and ecstatic gazes, true saints are much more accessible. They are men and women like us, who live ordinary lives and struggle with ordinary problems. What makes them saints is their clear and unwavering focus on God and God’s people.” Henri Nouwen