“According to our purpose and our intention shall be our reward, and though our intention be ever so good, it is necessary to bring it to a good will and great diligence.” – Thomas a’ Kempis

“What are you, then, who dread a mortal man so deeply? Today he is, and tomorrow he does not appear. Fear God, and you will not need to fear man. What can man do to you in words or injuries? He hurts himself more than he hurts you, and in the end, whoever he be, he will not escape the judgment of God. Have God always before the eye of your soul, and do not answer to the charge in many words. If you seem for a time to suffer confusion that you have not deserved, do not count it as little, and do not, through impatience, diminish your reward. Rather, lift up your heart to God in heaven, for He is able to deliver you from all confusion and wrong and to reward every man as he deserves, and much more than he can deserve.” – Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

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  1. jamesrneal says:

    I love this passage from The Imitation of Christ. I just wrote on Chapter XXV from there last night. Thanks for sharing this. Have a great day!

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