Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Imitation of Christ: “On Bearing Injuries and How to tell if you are Really Patient”

1.  Whether your troubles are little or great, try to bear them all with patience.
2. The better disposed you are to accept suffering, the more wisely you are acting.
3.  If he is really patient, he won't mind who makes him suffer. … Whenever things go against him, no matter how often or how gravely, no matter who or what is at the back of it, he takes it all thankfully from the hand of God.
5. Lord, let what seems impossible for me to do by nature becomes possible by your grace.

~ Thomas á Kempis, The Imitation of Christ (Knox translation), From Book 3, Section 19