Thursday, December 27, 2012
Feast of John, Apostle & Evangelist
For true peace of heart is to be found in resisting passion, not in yielding to it. And therefore there is no peace in the heart of a man who is carnal, nor in him who is given up to the things that are without him, but only in him who is fervent towards God and living the life of the Spirit.
... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ , Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, I.vi., p. 38
(see the book; see also Jer. 8:11; Rom. 8:6-10; 14:17-19; 1 Cor. 3:3; Phil. 4:6-7; more at God, Heart, Holy Spirit, Life, Man, Peace, Self-control, Truth)
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