The community meeting had been successful, except for one member.
Only Father Martin, who has no more courage than he has common sense, finds it difficult to reconcile the work that he has been given and the regularity that I demand.
The world will not be won with apostles of this kind.
If I had been like that at 25 years of age, I think I would have begged God to let me drown in a lukewarm bath as a punishment for such cowardice.
Letter to Hippolyte Courtès, 6 March 1831, EO VIII n 386
The zealous Eugene, who burned passionately with his love for the Savior and wanted his Oblates to share this among themselves and among the most abandoned, could not understand anyone’s lack of passion and zeal