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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 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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