Wednesday, January 28, 2009

IMITATION OF CHRIST: Meditation of the day...


The Thirty-Second Chapter
Self-Denial and the Renunciation of Evil Appetites

The Voice of Christ
MY CHILD, you can never be perfectly free unless you completely renounce self, for all who seek their own interest and who love themselves are bound in fetters. They are unsettled by covetousness and curiosity, always searching for ease and not for the things of Christ, often devising and framing that which will not last, for anything that is not of God will fail completely.
Hold to this short and perfect advice, therefore: give up your desires and you will find rest. Think upon it in your heart, and when you have put it into practice you will understand all things.

The Disciple
But this, Lord, is not the work of one day, nor is it mere child’s play; indeed, in this brief sentence is included all the perfection of holy persons.

I don't like any meditation that is titled anything about "appetites", especially during my pregnancies. It is the little sacrifices we make that help us be strong against the big ones!!! If only I could of remembered this as that piece of chocolate cake stared me in the face this weekend...


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