“Imitation of Christ” and the Changing Soul [Quote]

thomas_a_kempisBut I who am more inclined to go back, than to go forward, continue not always in one state, for I am changed, seven different times. But it quickly becomes better when it pleases Thee, and Thou stretchest out Thy helping hand: for Thou alone, without man’s aid can assist me and so strengthen me, that my countenance shall be more diversely changed: but my heart be converted and find its rest in Thee alone.

  • Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis: Book 3, Chapters 7, 40

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