Above all, advanced souls strive to be led in all things according to the principles of faith. Their judgments are based upon the maxims of the Gospel, not upon those of the world; their words are inspired by the Christian spirit, not by the spirit of the world, for they conform their words to their judgments and thus triumph over human respect; their actions become more and more Christlike for they delight in considering Our Lord as their model, and thus escape being carried away by the example of worldlings. In short, they live a life of faith.
They strive, finally, to spread round about them this faith that is in them: through their prayers, asking God to send apostolic workers to labour for the evangelization of [the world]: “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may send forth labourers into his harvest”; through their example, discharging so well their duties of state, that those who witness their life may feel drawn to imitate them; through their words, declaring in all simplicity but without any human respect, that they find in their faith power to do good, and comfort in the midst of their trials; through their works, doing their share by their generous offerings, their sacrifices, and their personal efforts for the moral and religious instruction and education of their neighbour.
by Father Adolphe Tanquerey and taken from the Magnificat Year of Faith Companion