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Something for us bookworms

As one who loves to read and learn, I was caught immediately by a quote from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis (a gift from my grandmother), which I’ve just started reading. It’s a good reminder to those of us that love to learn that it is more important to live virtue than to learn it. Wisdom is God’s gift to us, not our gift to God.

To be learned and able to discuss the Trinity will get you nowhere if you do not have humility, and therefore displease the Holy Trinity. Lofty words neither save you nor make you a Saint; only a virtuous life makes you dear to God. It is better to experience contrition than to be able to define it. (Ch. 1.3)

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