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What if just 10% of Christians today actually lived the way Jesus asked us to? What would that world look like? Can you imagine it?

Dan DeMatte: The Way of Perfection?

It has become all the more pressing that married men and women embrace the counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to their married state. Why? I believe these three counsels are not only the means to holiness and the imitation of Christ, but at the same time, they are the answer to the divorce epidemic in our culture today.

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Quotable à Kempis

Book One/Chapter 22: Why do you wish to put off your good purpose? Arise, and begin at once, and say, “Now is the time for action, now is the time for effort, now is the fit time for amendment.”

Book One/Chapter 21: It is wonderful that a man can ever be perfectly joyful in this life, when he considers and ponders upon his state of exile, and the many dangers to which his soul is exposed.

Book One/Chapter 20: If you withdraw yourself from superfluous conversations and inquisitive restlessness, as also from hearkening to news and rumors, you will find that you have sufficient and fitting time for making good meditations.

Book One/Chapter 20:  Seek a convenient time to devote to yourself, and meditate often on the benefits which God has bestowed on you.

Book One/Chapter 19: The purposes of just men depend for their fulfillment rather upon the grace of God than upon their own wisdom; and, in whatever they take in hand, they always trust in His help.

Book One/Chapter 19:  Our success depends upon the strength of our purpose; and, if we would make much progress we must use much diligence.

Book One/Chapter 18: All cannot have the same plan of prayer, but one kind of devotion is suitable to one, another to another.

Book One/Chapter 18: Practices which are not general ought not to be paraded before others, for things which are singular are more safely carried out in secret.

Book One/Chapter 16: Whatever a man cannot amend either in himself or in others he ought to bear patiently, until God orders things otherwise.

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