Monday, July 18, 2005
Some words from a fifteenth century monk that cut my conscience as I read them today...
The Imitation of Christ (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
By Thomas Kempis
..."Study, therefore, to withdraw the love of your soul from all things that are visible, and to turn it to things that are invisible."
"...we quickly believe evil of others sooner than good. It is great wisdom therefore, not to be hasty in our deeds, not to trust much in our own wits, not readily to believe every tale, not to show straightway to others all that we hear or believe."
"Charity and not eloquence is to be sought..."
"Dreaming of a change of place has deceived many a person in religion."
"...to hear and take counsel is a more sure way than to give it."