The New Commandment

“The New Commandment,” chapter 4, describes what living like that brought about. By radical dependence on God’s providence, by truly choosing the poor as the object of their love, their life blossomed into community. They entered a “time of special grace” in which they recognized the Trinity living in their small cell of the mystical body. The community grew into the “Mariapolis,” a city governed by a single law: love.