The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Friday, April 21, 2017

Do I really understand?

"No one who follows Me will ever walk in darkness 
(Jn 8:12). These words of our Lord counsel all to 
walk in His footsteps. If you want to see clearly 
and avoid blindness of heart, it is His virtues you 
must imitate. Make it your aim to meditate on the 
life of Jesus Christ. Christ's teachings surpasses that 
of all the Saints. But to find this spiritual nourishment 
you must seek to have the Spirit of Christ. It is 
because we lack this Spirit that so often we listen 
to the Gospel without really hearing it. Those who 
fully understand Christ's words must labor to make 
their lives conform to His."
— Thomas á Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, p.15

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