Friday, November 28, 2014
Our own curiosity often hindereth us in the reading of holy writings, when we seek to understand and discuss, where we should pass simply on. If thou wouldst profit by thy reading, read humbly, simply, honestly, and not desiring to win a character [i.e., reputation] for learning.
... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ , Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, I.v.2, p. 37
(see the book; see also Luke 21:38; Ps. 19:7; 116:6; 119:130; Matt. 11:25; 18:2-3; 23:8; Luke 24:44-45; Rom. 12:8; 16:19; 1 Cor. 3:18; 2 Cor. 1:12; 11:3; more at Bible, Humility, Simplicity, Understanding)
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