Monday, April 13, 2015

"What need have we to be concerned with unessentials?  He to whom the Eternal Word (Who is Jesus) speaks is freed of useless opinions. From the Word all things proceed and all creation cries out that He is God--the same Who is the Beginning Who speaks to us.  No one can understand the truth nor make right judgments without Him.  Only those to whom all things are One, who draws all things to One and who see all things in One, may be strong in heart and rest peacefully in God.  

O my God, You are Truth; unite my to Yourself in perfect love.  I am so weary of all I read and hear and see, for only in You is all that I will or can desire.  Let all the learned be silent in Your presence and let all creatures be still and do You, Lord, alone speak to my soul."

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