Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quote of the Day (Thomas a Kempis, on Man’s Hurts and God’s Judgment)

“What may man do with thee in words or injuries? He hurteth himself more than thee; and in the end he shall not flee the judgment of God, whatsoever he be. Have always God before the eye of thy soul, and strive not again by multiplying of words. And if thou seem for a time to suffer confusion that thou hast not deserved, disdain thou not therefor, nor through impatience minish thy reward. But rather lift up thy heart to God in heaven, for He is able to deliver thee from all confusion and wrongs, and to reward every man after his desert, and much more than he can deserve.”—Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), The Imitation of Christ, translated by Richard Whitford

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