Eugene concludes his meditation on the virtues by summing up the goal and the means to put the Gospel into practice “Love the Lord your God with all your mind, with all your heart , with all your soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.” The map to achieve this: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you” (John 15,12)
“As I love you” The virtues show us the means, the qualities needed to remain conscious of Jesus’ love for us
Whether out on the missions or at home, their chief concern will always be to make progress in the way of religious perfection. They will cultivate especially humility, poverty, self-denial, denial of self, a spirit of mortification and faith, purity of intention, etc, In a word, THEY WILL TRY TO BECOME OTHER JESUS CHRISTS (and always Jesus Christ as model), they will try to become other Jesus Christs by spreading everywhere the fragrance of his lovable virtues.
Retreat notes, October 1831, EO XV n. 163