Sunday, May 20, 2007

a Kempis Quote

Strengthen me with heavenly courage; otherwise, the man I was once by nature, the wretched flesh not yet fully subject to the spirit, may be strong enough to overcome me. It is against this that I shall have to struggle so long as I draw breath in this sorry life. And oh, what a life it is! One long series of troubles and miseries, everything full of hidden traps and enemies! As soon as one trial or temptation takes itself off, along comes another; and while the first battle is still on, up come several more, out of the blue"(a Kempis, bk.iii).

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