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The Imitation of Christ Conclusion; Next Book Club Pick

March 5, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Conclusion So we’ve reached the end of one of the most-read devotional books of all-time. Has it changed your life? It’s certainly had an impact here. Before we began reading, I was very much intrigued by The Imitation, knowing that this book has borne much fruit – a resource for many a struggling sinner like myself; but one that has helped guide those sinners to... Read More

The Imitation of Christ Week 10 of 10 – Book Club

February 26, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 10 of 10   Has God “Hugged” You Lately? You must seek the grace of devotion with perseverance, ask for it with earnestness, await it with patient confidence, receive it with thankfulness, retain it with humility, and use it with great care. But, while you await its coming, entrust to God the time and manner of this heavenly gift. When you feel little or... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 9 of 10

February 19, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 9 of 10 Woe to you… Examine your conscience with great care, and cleanse and purify it as best you can by true contrition and a humble confession. Thus, nothing grievous will remain in you and you will know of nothing that could cause you remorse and hinder your free access to Me. In general, be sorry for all your sins, but in particular, you must grieve and bewail... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 8 of 10

February 12, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 8 of 10  Conquering Nature through the Rosary   Nature hankers to know secrets and to hear the latest news, to be seen in public and enjoy all manner of new sense experiences, desires to be noticed by others and to do whatever results in acclaim and admiration. Grace, on the other hand, cares little about hearing the news and has no interest in trivia, for it knows... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 7 of 10

February 5, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 7 of 10 The Sweet Peace of Surrender Disciple: Lord, how often should I resign myself and what should I renounce? Jesus: Always and at all times; small things as well as great ones. I make no exceptions. I want to find you stripped naked of everything. Unless you outwardly and inwardly divest yourself of your will, how can you be Mine, or how can I be yours? The sooner... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 6 of 10

January 29, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 6 of 10 The Anguish of Envy He who has received less ought not to become dejected, nor become angry, nor envious of the one who has received more. Rather, he should look to You and praise Your great goodness since You have bestowed Your gifts so freely, so willingly, so lavishly, and without respect of persons. All good things come from You and, therefore, You are to... Read More

Book Club – Imitation of Christ Week 5 of 10

January 22, 2013 by  
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Bearing Trials Patiently  The Imitation of Christ Week 5 of 10 You should keep in mind the grave sufferings of others so that you could more easily bear the trifling sufferings that are yours. And if they do not appear to you to be insignificant, then maybe it is your unwillingness to suffer them that makes them so great. But whether they be slight or serious bear them all with patience. –... Read More

Book Club – Imitation of Christ Week 4 of 10

January 15, 2013 by  
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 Running to Win  The Imitation of Christ Week 4 of 10 For a pittance men will travel a great distance, but for eternal life many will scarcely take a single step. They look ahead to puny gains and sometimes shamefully wrangle over a single penny; neither do they hesitate to wear themselves out working day and night for some foolish promise or trifling object. But for the good that never changes,... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 3 of 10

January 8, 2013 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 3 of 10 My Dearest Reading Friends, Welcome Back!!!  I hope each of you enjoyed a beautiful and Christ-filled Christmas season full of family and friends.  I took a little break from The Imitation over the holidays to read brief meditations on Christmas here and there, and I finally refocused and finished the reading assignment by reading the final chapter in Book II... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 2 of 10

December 18, 2012 by  
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The Imitation of Christ Week 2 of 10 On Death When you rise in the morning, think that you will not see evening; and when evening comes, do not be too certain that you will rise in the morning. Be always ready, therefore, and so live that death may not find you unprepared. For many, death comes suddenly and unexpectedly; the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. When your final hour... Read More

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