March 18, 2012: The Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

On Sundays in Lent, this blog will adopt a different approach. Instead of a devotional reading of Scripture, you will find a quote from the Christian classic, The Imitation of Christ. These passages will be selected to go along with the themes of Lent: fasting, repentance, prayer, and service. Our faith is one of action; allow these selections and the Holy Spirit to move you accordingly.

“Do not think yourself better than others lest, perhaps, you be accounted worse before God, Who knows what is in man. Do not take pride in your good deeds, for God’s judgments differ from those of men, and what pleases them often displeases Him. If there is good in you, see more good in others, so that you may remain humble. It does no harm to esteem yourself less than anyone else, but it is very harmful to think yourself better than even one. The humble live in continuous peace, while in the hearts of the proud are envy and frequent anger.”

Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ: “Avoiding False Hope and Pride.”  Translated by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004.

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