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Fr. Pierre Le Berre

Libermann wanted his missionaries to be respectful of everybody. "We ought to love all people, regardless of their feeling about religious principles and about us. We must leave to them the liberty to think and do what they please. ... No one can force the consciences, wills and intellects of others. God has not desired to force them. Why then should we desire such a thing?"

Libermann understood the temptations that missionaries faced. "Don't be surprised that you experience troublesome emotions from time to time, for who does not suffer temptations? Such temptations and disturbances are profitable to us because they put us on our guard against our weaknesses, preserve us, and strengthen us more and more. Have courage and trust in God, and all will be well."