The voice of Jesus: Learn of Me because I am meek and humble of Heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.
The voice of the Disciple: – These are the words of Jesus Christ, whereby we are commanded to learn and imitate the Virtues of His Heart, that we may be set free from all the misery of soul, and be made truly happy.
This is His doctrine, this is the method of learning, this is the fruit, this is the end.
The first inducement to learn is the excellence of the Master. What is there more excellent than the Son of God, who alone is our Master, appointed by His eternal Father, in whom also are all the treasures of the wisdom and knowledge of God?
His doctrine is the truth, surpassing all the arts and sciences of this world: it smooths the way not to some perishable wealth, some passing pleasures, or a short lived renown: but to boundless riches, that cease not to last, to unuttered delights, that are constant, to honours supreme, that endure forever.
Whatever He taught us to do, He taught us in one lesson: Learn of Me because I am meek and humble of Heart: this He adapted to all men, this He gives to all, that they all may learn the same, the little as well as the great; knowing full well that in this precept, if rightly understood and kept, are contained all things necessary.