Monday, July 12, 2010

Imitating Christ - #21

Whensoever a man desires anything inordinately he is presently disquieted within himself.  The proud and covetous are never easy. The poor and humble of spirit live in much peace.  The man that is not yet perfectly dead to himself is soon tempted and overcome with small and trifling things. 

He that is weak in spirit, and in a manner yet carnal and inclined to sensible things, can hardly withdraw himself wholly from earthly desires.  And therefore he is often sad when he withdraws himself from them and is easily moved to anger if any one thwarts him.

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