Eugene returns from celebrating Mass in a nearby parish church and notes the reflection he made to the people. His own conversion experience, around nine years earlier, was precisely his realization of how much God loved him. He now invites others to share his same experience of meeting God through becoming aware of God’s loving actions in their lives.
I am just back from Mazargues where I gave the sermon. I told those good people something I apply to myself, namely, that one must go to God through reflecting on his loving actions.
We are, in truth, really ungrateful people if all the things God in his goodness has done for us make no impression on us.
Retreat Notes, July-August 1816, O.W. XV n 139