Saturday, April 20, 2019

Thomas a Kempis: love to the limit

Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Holy Saturday
    [Jesus:] “And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
    —Luke 14:27 (NIV)
    Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many desirous of consolation, but few of tribulation... Many love Jesus so long as no adversities befall them.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ [1418], Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, II.xi, p. 103 (see the book)
    See also Luke 14:27; Matt. 16:24-26; Mark 8:34-37; Luke 9:23; 2 Tim. 3:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You must bear me as I bear my cross.
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