Saturday, July 4, 2015

Dying to self-love

"Receiving the habit and the tonsure is but little help; it is the reforming of your life and the dying to self-love that makes the true religious.  If you seek anything in religious life other than God and the good of your soul, you will find nothing but trouble and grief and you will not persevere there in peace unless you strive to be the least and subject to all."

Imitation of Christ, Book One, Chapter Seventeen