30. As they announce peace with their lips, let them be careful to have it even more within their own hearts. No one should be roused to wrath or insult on their account, rather all should be moved to peace, goodwill and mercy because of their gentleness. The sisters and brothers are called to heal the wounded, to bind up those who are bruised, and to reclaim the erring. Wherever they are, they should recall that they have given themselves up completely and handed themselves over totally to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, they should be prepared to expose themselves to every enemy, visible and invisible, for the love of Him because the Lord says: "Blessed are they who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mt 5:10).
31. In that love which is God (1 Jn 4:16) all the brothers and sisters, whether they are engaged in prayer, or in announcing the word of God, or in serving, or in doing manual labor, should strive to be humble in everything. They should not seek glory, or be self-satisfied, or interiorly proud because of a good work or word God does or speaks in or through them. Rather in every place and circumstance, let them acknowledge that all good belongs to the most high Lord and Ruler of all things. Let them always give thanks to Him from Whom we receive all good.
- Chapter I: Our Identity
- Chapter II: Acceptance into this Life
- Chapter III: The Spirit of Prayer
- Chapter IV: The Life of Chastity for the Sake of the Kingdom
- Chapter V: The Way to Serve and Work
- Chapter VI: The Life of Poverty
- Chapter VII: Fraternal Love
- Chapter VIII: The Obediance of Love
- Chapter IX: The Apostolic Life
- Exhortation and Blessing