Author : Thomas à Kempis
Title : The imitation of Christ
Year : 1989

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Chapter 1. Of the Imitation of Christ, and the Contempt of All the Vanities of the World. "HE that followeth me, walketh not in darkness," saith Our Lord. (John 8:12). These are the words of Christ, by which we are admonished, that we must imitate His life and manners, if we would be truly enlightened, and delivered from all blindness of heart. Let it then be our chief study to meditate on the life of Jesus Christ. 2. The doctrine of Christ surpasseth all the doctrines of the saints, and whosoever hath the spirit will find therein a hidden manna. (Apoc. 2:17). But it happeneth that many, by frequent hearing of the Gospel, are very little affected: because they have not the spirit of Christ. But he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ, must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ. 3. What doth it avail thee to discourse profoundly of the Trinity if thou be void of humility, and consequently, displeasing to the Trinity? In truth, sublime words make not a man holy and just: but a virtuous life maketh him dear to God. ...