Friday, January 27, 2017

Photo: R. Massaro Calmoutier Cemetery Wayne County, Ohio

Jesus has many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few cross-bearers. Many desire His consolation, but few His tribulation. Many will sit down with Him at table, but few will share His fast. All desire to rejoice with Him, but few will suffer for Him.

Many will follow Him to the breaking of the bread, but few will drink the bitter cup of His Passion. Many revere His miracles, but few follow the shame of His cross. Many love Jesus when all goes well with them, and praise Him when He does them a favor; but if Jesus conceals Himself and leaves them for a little while, they fall to complaining or become depressed. 
Imitation of Christ Book 2, Chapter 11, No. 1

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

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