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The Imitation of Christ (Part 1)

August 29, 2012

Upon the advice of one of our former pastors, I recently started re-reading Thomas a Kempis’s, The Imitation of Christ.  Reading just one short chapter a day has led to many personal thoughts which, I’m sure will find their way onto This Pilgrim’s Progress in the days ahead.  In the meantime, I figured I’d give you a glimpse into a few sentences I’ve highlighted thus far.

The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His spirit will find in it hidden manna (Chapter 1).

It is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God (Chapter 1).

I would rather feel contrition than know how to define it (Chapter 1).

He to whom the Eternal Word speaks is free from theorizing (Chapter 3).

On the day of judgment, surely, we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done; not how well we have spoken but how well we have lived (Chapter 3).

Not to act rashly or to cling obstinately to one’s opinion, not to believe everything people say or to spread abroad the gossip one has heard, is great wisdom (Chapter 4).

True peace of heart, then, is found in resisting passions, not in satisfying them (Chapter 6).

Do not open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God  (Chapter 8).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2013 8:24 pm

    i like the post

  2. August 16, 2013 5:02 am

    ブランド 激安

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