Friday, April 24, 2015

Seek truth in what you read...

"It is truth that must be sought in Holy Scripture, not beauty of expression.  It should be read with the same good spirit in which it was written.  We must seek the good of our soul rather than literary style, and just as gladly read simple and devout books as those of deep and subtle learning."

Be concerned with only the pure truth in what you read and not with the greatness or lack of learning of the author.  Think more of what is said than of the one who said it."

The Imitation of Christ, Book One, chapter five