Read these counsels slowly.
Pause to meditate on these thoughts.
They are things I whisper in your ear-
as a friend, as a brother, as a father.
Don't let your life be barren. Be useful. Make yourself felt. Shine forth with the torch of your faith and your love.
With your apostolic life, wipe out the trail of filth and slime left by the corrupt sowers of hatred. And set aflame all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ that you bear in your heart.