Tuesday, May 1, 2007

a Kempis Quote

"Lord, I will tell you frankly, and to my shame, how sinful I am, how weak. It's often something quite trivial that upsets me and throws me out of balance. I make up my mind to take a firm line in the matter, and then, the moment the slightest temptation comes along, I find myself in a very tight corner. It's sometimes something quite petty that gives rise to a really serious temptation; I'm feeling fairly safe, and then, before I know what's happening, I sometimes find myself almost knocked over by the slightest gust...Have pity on me; 'save me from sinking in the mire;' don't let me stay down all the time" (a Kempis, bk. iii, Imitation).

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