Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On having a plan of life...

"An unmortified spirit is your greatest hindrance.  Good and devout people first plan inwardly the works they are to do outwardly; in this way they are not led to evil inclinations, but bend their wills to the rule of right reason.  Who has a greater struggle than those who labor to overcome themselves?  This should be our daily labor: self-conquest, so as to make steady progress in the spiritual life."

(The Imitation of Christ, Book One, Chapter Three)