Thursday, January 15, 2009

IMITATION OF CHRIST: Meditation of the day...

The Twenty-Seventh Chapter
Self-Love is the Greatest Hindrance to the Highest Good (part one)

The Voice of Christ

MY CHILD, you should give all for all, and in no way belong to yourself. You must know that self-love is more harmful to you than anything else in the world. In proportion to the love and affection you have for a thing, it will cling to you more or less. If your love is pure, simple, and well ordered, you will not be a slave to anything. Do not covet what you may not have. Do not possess anything that can hinder you or rob you of freedom.

It is strange that you do not commit yourself to Me with your whole heart, together with all that you can desire or possess. Why are you consumed with foolish sorrow? Why are you wearied with unnecessary care? Be resigned to My will and you will suffer no loss.

Dear Lord, during my times of temptation help me to be resigned to Your will!!! Help me have a humble contrite spirit and think before I speak!!!


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