Thursday, October 30, 2008

IMITATION OF CHRIST: Meditation of the day...

The Seventh Chapter
Grace Must Be Hidden Under the Mantle of Humility
The Voice of Christ (part three)

He who gives himself up entirely to enjoyment acts very unwisely, for he forgets his former helplessness and that chastened fear of the Lord (respect) which dreads to lose a proffered grace. Nor is he very brave or wise who becomes too despondent in times of adversity and difficulty and thinks less confidently of Me than he should. He who wishes to be too secure in time of peace will often become too dejected and fearful in time of trial. (find balance!!!)

If you were wise enough to remain always humble and small in your own eyes, and to restrain and rule your spirit well, you would not fall so quickly into danger and offense.
(what is a danger in our lives? food, wasted time, pride, insensitivity, clutter...)

Dearest Lord, my savior and best friend. Please grant me an abundance of wisdom, purity, and self control. Let me see when I am falling and hold on to the many graces you have showered on me.


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