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The Making of an Individual

“The most ruinous evasion of all,” says the philosopher Keirkegaard, “is to be hidden in the crowd in an attempt to escape God’s supervision of him as an individual, in an attempt to get away from hearing God’s voice as an individual.” To which Thomas à Kempis concludes: “He, therefore, who aims at attaining to a more interior and spiritual life, must, with Jesus, depart from the crowd.”

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Overcoming the Energy Barrier

Thomas à Kempis observed, “Jesus has now many lovers of His Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He has many desirous of His consolation, but few of His tribulation. He finds plenty of companions of His table, but few of His abstinence. All wish to rejoice with Christ, but few wish to bear anything for His sake." What, then, does it mean to follow Him?

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Quotable à Kempis

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.

Book One/Chapter 13: Fire proves iron, so temptation tries a just man.

Book One/Chapter 12: It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, and to be badly or disparagingly thought of, even when we do and mean well. These things often aid us in forming humility…

Book One/Chapter 11: If we were to root out one bad habit every year, we should make considerable progress towards perfectness of life.

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