Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Thomas a Kempis: true peace of heart

Tuesday, December 27, 2022
    Feast of John, Apostle & Evangelist
    You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?
    —1 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV)
    For true peace of heart is to be found in resisting passion, not in yielding to it. And therefore there is no peace in the heart of a man who is carnal, nor in him who is given up to the things that are without him, but only in him who is fervent towards God and living the life of the Spirit.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ [1418], Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, I.vi., p. 38 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 3:3; Jer. 8:11; Rom. 8:6-10; 14:17-19; Phil. 4:6-7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant us passion only for Your grace.
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