Our hearts must not rest in this world but in God

September 23, 2022 • 1 min

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From Imitation of Christ, in file "Imitation of Christ", page 85
By Thomas a Kempis

4. Why dost thou stand looking about thee here, since this is not thy resting place?

Thy dwelling must be in heaven: and all things of the earth are only to be looked upon as passing by.

All things pass away, and thou along with them.

See that thou cleave not to them, lest thou be ensnared and lost.

Let thy thought be with the Most High, and thy prayer directed to Christ without intermission.

If thou knowest not how to meditate on high and heavenly things, rest on the passion of Christ, and willingly dwell in his secret wounds.

For if thou fly devoutly to the wounds and precious stigmas of Jesus, thou shalt feel great comfort in tribulation; neither wilt thou much regard the being despised by men, but wilt easily bear up against detracting tongues.

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