||"You must not doubt that it is a great gift
of God, this grace He has given you to be entrusted with the instruction of children, to
announce the gospel to them and to bring them up in the spirit of religion. But in calling
you to this holy ministry, God demands that you fulfill it with an ardent zeal for their
salvation. For this is the work of God . . ."
Saint John Baptist de La Salle Meditations for the Time of Retreat