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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The Imitation of Christ

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Quotable à Kempis

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.

Book One/Chapter 15: Whatever is done out of charity—be it ever so small and contemptible—becomes fruitful, inasmuch as God takes more account of the dispositions of the doer than of the amount of his work.

Book One/Chapter 14: If you rely more on your own reason and efforts than upon the subduing power of Jesus Christ, you will but slowly if ever become an enlightened man; for God wills that we should be perfectly subjected to Him, and that all our reason should be outrun by the ardor of our love.

Book One/Chapter 14: In judging others a man labors to no purpose, very often errs, and easily falls into sin. But to judge and examine himself is always a labor full of profit.

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