Keeping First What Should be First

ChristDuotoneA prayer of Thomas A’ Kempis (500 years ago, William Creasy paraphrase)

“Everything that is not you I find frail and unstable. Having many friends will be of no help to me nor can powerful associates aid me. Prudent advisors cannot help me nor can learned books comfort me. Wealth cannot ransom me nor can any hidden place keep me safe. None of this will help if you yourself do not aid, comfort, console, teach and care for me. All things that seem to be for our peace and happiness are nothing without you. Truly, they bring us no happiness at all.”(p. 161)

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