Imitation of Christ – Book 4, Ch.8-11, pt.1

This week will be continuing through our meditations in Book Four of Thomas á Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ. We will begin with meditation eight. The theme of these next meditations is the mutual offerings we experience in the Eucharist. Within this mystery Christ fully offers himself on our behalf; so also does he now call us to likewise fully offer ourselves to him. As á Kempis quotes Jesus: “Unless a person renounces all that he has, he cannot be my follower.”  Luke 14:33.  As you prepare for this week, contemplate what it means to offer yourself fully to God. What part of you does Christ require that you leave at the altar?  The Psalm says that the true offering to God is a troubled spirit and a broken and contrite heart. Psalm 51. Think through what this means in your life and how Christ models this offering for us in the Eucharist.

Dinner is at 6.  Menu is turkey lettuce wraps. Meditations at 6:45. Compline at 8. Hope to see you here.

I appeal to you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present yourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1

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