Wednesday, January 7, 2009

IMITATION OF CHRIST: Meditation of the day...

The Twenty-Fourth Chapter
Avoiding Curious Inquiry About the Lives of Others

The Voice of Christ
MY CHILD, do not be curious. Do not trouble yourself with idle cares. What matters this or that to you? Follow Me. What is it to you if a man is such and such, if another does or says this or that? You will not have to answer for others, but you will have to give an account of yourself. Why, then, do you meddle in their affairs?

Behold, I know all men. I see everything that is done under the sun, and I know how matters stand with each—what is in his mind and what in his heart and the end to which his intention is directed. Commit all things to Me, therefore, and keep yourself in good peace. Let him who is disturbed be as restless as he will. Whatever he has said or done will fall upon himself, for he cannot deceive Me.

Do not be anxious for the shadow of a great name, for the close friendship of many, or for the particular affection of men. These things cause distraction and cast great darkness about the heart. I would willingly speak My word and reveal My secrets to you, if you would watch diligently for My coming and open your heart to Me. Be prudent, then. Watch in prayer, and in all things humble yourself.

Lord God, please help me to simplify my life. Help me have a pure intention in all I do. Help me not be anxious and distracted from YOUR WILL. Help me to be diligent, prudent in my words and actions, and have a humble contrite spirit. You are the best friend I could ever have, help me be the friend I should. Give me the graces I need to be charitable in thoughts and actions!!!


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