Friday, November 28, 2014

Thomas a Kempis: reading humbly

Friday, November 28, 2014
    And all the people came early in the morning to hear [Jesus] at the temple.
    —Luke 21:38 (NIV)
    Our own curiosity often hindereth us in the reading of holy writings, when we seek to understand and discuss, where we should pass simply on. If thou wouldst profit by thy reading, read humbly, simply, honestly, and not desiring to win a character [i.e., reputation] for learning.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ [1418], Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, I.v.2, p. 37 (see the book)
    See also Luke 21:38; Ps. 19:7; 116:6; 119:130; Matt. 11:25; 18:2-3; 23:8; Luke 24:44-45; Rom. 12:8; 16:19; 1 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 1:12; 11:3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may my thoughts conform to Your word.
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