Thoughts from Thomas A’ Kempis — “Feelings”

“Do not trust the way you feel at the moment, for your feelings will soon change.  All your life you are subject to change, even if you do not want to be.  Sometimes you are happy, sometimes you are sad; sometimes you are calm, sometimes restless; now full of devotion, now not; now studious, now lazy; now solemn, now lighthearted.

“The person who is wise and well instructed in spiritual things is above these changes, not paying attention to his own feelings or to which way the wind blows.  Instead, he directs his full attention toward reaching his desired goal.”

(The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A’ Kempis, A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers by William C. Creasy, pp. 124-125)

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