The Imitation, Or, Following of Jesus Christ; In Four Books

The Imitation, Or, Following of Jesus Christ; In Four Books

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...whom thou hast appointed rulers over 'all the earth. ' And yet they conversed in this world without complaint, so humble and simple, without any malice or guile, that they were even glad when they suffered affronts and reproaches for thy name and what the world flies from, they embraced with great affection. 5-Nothing therefore on ht to ive to eat joy to him that oves tree, on knows thy benefits, and the accomplishment of thy will in himself, and the pleasure of thy eternal appointment. With which he ought to be so far contented and comforted, as to be wil lin%to be the least, as any one would wis to be the greatest, and to enjoy as much peace and content in the lowest place, as in the highest; and robe 88 Willing to be despicable and mean, and 0f no name and repute in the world, as to be preferred in honour, and greater than others: For th'y will, and the love of thy honour, ought to be re rded above all, and to comfort an please him more than any benefits whatsoever which he hath received, or can receive. 1. ON, I will teach thee now the way of peace and true liberty. 2. Dd, Lord, I beseech thee, as thou saycst, for I shall be'very glad to hear it. 3. Endeavour, my Son, rather to do the will of another, than thy own. Ever chuse rather to have less, than more. Always seek the lowest place, and to be inferior to every one. Always wish and pray that the will of God may be entirely fulfilled in thee. "Behold, such a man as this enters upon the coast of peace and rest; 4-. Lord, this thy short speech contains much perfection. It is short in words, but full ih sense, and plentiful in its ti-uit; For if it could he faithfully obscured by me, I should not be so easily tronbled. For as often as I fmd myself disquieted and disturbed, I am...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236794532
  • 9781236794536