Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Imitation of Christ: Resting in God

O sweetest, most loving Jesus, grant that I may rest in you above anything created; above all health and beauty, all honor and glory; above all power and dignity, all knowledge and cleverness; above all riches and abilities; above all joy and gladness, above all fame and praise; above all sweetness and consolation; above all hope and promise, above all merit and desire; above all gifts and presents you can give us or pour out upon us; above all happiness and rejoicing that the mind can grasp and feel; finally, above Angels and Archangels and above the whole host of heaven; above everything seen or unseen, above everything that is not you, my God.
~ Thomas รก Kempis, The Imitation of Christ (Knox translation), From Book 3, Section 21