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Perfectly Broken

How can you possibly expect to remain always in the same state of virtue when the angels in heaven and the first man in paradise failed to do so? (The Imitation of Christ) Speaking as a recovering perfectionist (if there

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Good may not be so good, sometimes

It has been a few years since I have read Perelandra. I came across a passage tonight that made it clear it has been a few years too long since I read it, and it was just the sort of

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Posted in Books, Charity, Faith, Hope, Imitation of Christ, Suffering

Just What I Needed

I know I am not the only one to experience this, but it is a strange and wonderful gift that ofttimes when reading devotional literature on a daily basis we find that a certain day’s reading is exactly what we

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Posted in Deus Caritas Est, Imitation of Christ

Imitation – Post 1

Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars. [The Imitation of Christ, I.2] Great knowledge and education are fine things, but cannot be compared

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Posted in Ascent of Mt Carmel, Imitation of Christ
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