Monday, November 4, 2013

Summary from Thomas A Kempis Imitation of Christ

Blessed is he who appreciates what it is to love Jesus

Affection for creatures is deceitful and inconstant but the love of Jesus is true and enduring.

He who clings to a creature will fall with frailty (All creatures are frail – defective) but he who clings to Jesus will even be strengthened.

Sometimes  whether you will or not you will have to part with everything.

Cling to Jesus in life and also in death. 

Trust yourself to the glory of Him alone who can help you when all others fail.

He wants your heart for Himself alone to be enthroned therein as King in this own right. If you know how to free yourself entirely from all creatures (and things) Jesus would gladly dwell within you.

..all trust you place in men is a total loss...  you will often be disappointed if you seek comfort and gain in them.

If however you seek Jesus in all things, you will surely find Him.

If you seek yourself (or seek for yourself) all you have is you- to your own ruin. For the man who does not seek Jesus does himself much greater harm than the whole world and all his enemies could even do.

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