' Be grateful then for the least of things and thou shall be worthy to receive greater things. Let the least be to thee as something very great, and the most contemptible as a special favour...whatever He suffers to befall us, He always does it for our salvation. he that desires to retain the Grace of God let him be thankful for Grace when it is given, and be patient when it is withdrawn. Let him pray that it may return; Let him be cautious and humble, lest he lose it. Why art thou troubled because things do not succeed with thee according to thy will and desire? Who is there that has all things according to his will? Neither I, nor thou, nor any man upon earth. There is no man in the world without some trouble or affliction, though he be a king or a pope.' ' I never found anyone so religious and devout as not to have sometimes a subtraction of grace, or feel a diminution of fervour. No saint was ever so highly rapt and illuminated as not to be tempted sooner or later.' ' Are they not proved to be rather lovers of themselves than of Christ who are always thinking of their own profit and gain? Where shall we find a man that is willing to serve God gratis?' ' Strengthen me with heavenly fortitude, lest the old man, the miserable flesh, not fully subject to the spirit, prevail and get the upper hand, against which we must fight as long as we breathe in this most wretched life.'
The listing for this book is extremely misleading. This is NOT "The Imitation of Christ." Rather, it is "Extracts Chosen From" and artwork. There is a verse or two from a Chapter of one of the Books, and then some beautiful artwork. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with it. But if you are looking for the translated work of Thomas À Kempis entitled "The Imitation of Christ," this is not it.
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