In Thomas a Kempis’ little devotional book, The Imitation of Christ, book one, chapter 3, there are several passages that just struck me this week. Here are just a few:
- Our own opinions and lack of knowledge often lead us astray, because we do not know the truth as it is.
- What good will it do us to learn many things, the knowledge of which will not help us on judgment day, nor her us if we do not know them?
The second part of chapter 3 talks about how we don’t really ought not get really overly focused on non-essentials. Rather the text draws us to the idea of that Jesus is the one that we need to be focusing on.
- “From the word all things proceed and all creation cries out that he is God – the same who is the beginning who speaks to us. No one can understand the truth normally great judgments without him.”
How interested am I in THE Truth? Many times I just like walking around in denial and being oblivious to what’s going on around me in the spiritual realm.
As a Kempis worded it:
- “Oh my God, you are truth; unite me to yourself in perfect love. I am so weary of all I read in here and see, for only in you is all that I will or can desire. Let all the learned beside went in your presence and let all creatures be still and do you, Lord, a loan speak to my soul.”