“Love the Lord your God with all your heart… and love your neighbor as you love yourself” are the words of Jesus. Eugene made them his (and ours) by using the word “oblation” – our vocation is to give ourselves totally to God in love, and to the service of one another:
Charity for our neighbour is again an essential part of our spirit.
However, he adds a condition:
We practice it first amongst us by loving each other as brothers
If we cannot live in charity among ourselves, we have nothing to offer to the world, except a two-faced lie: “do what I tell you, but do not imitate what you see me doing in my personal and community life.”
“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” I John 4:20.