Paul tells us: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
Eugene tells us:
Always the obligation to retrace Jesus Christ in our persons: We will meditate especially …on the virtues of our Lord Jesus Christ, for these should be obvious in the life of our members.
Retreat notes, October 1831, EO XV n. 163
In the Preface to our Rule of Life, he lists the following virtues of Jesus that he wishes his Oblates to meditate on and make obvious in their lives:
And how should men who want to follow in the footsteps of their divine Master Jesus Christ conduct themselves if they, in their turn, are to win back the many souls who have thrown off his yoke?
They must STRIVE TO BE SAINTS.
They must WALK COURAGEOUSLY along the same paths trodden by so many before them: apostolic labourers for the Gospel who, while carrying out the same ministry to which they themselves now feel called, handed on such splendid examples of virtue.
They must wholly RENOUNCE THEMSELVES, striving solely for the glory of God, the good of the Church, and the growth and salvation of souls.
They must constantly RENEW THEMSELVES in the spirit of their vocation, living in a state of habitual self-denial and seeking at all times to reach the very summit of perfection.
They must WORK CONTINUALLY TO BECOME humble, meek, obedient, lovers of poverty and penance, mortified, free from inordinate attachment to the world or to family, men filled with zeal, ready to sacrifice goods, talents, ease, self, even their life, for the love of Jesus Christ, the service of the Church, and the sanctification of others.
In my daily life what are the virtues of Jesus that I need to learn from to strive/walk/renounce/renew/ and work continually at?