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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Imitation of Christ

Just finished reading this devotional book from Thomas à Kempis. One chapter a day since last year on the homeward train goes a long way. I followed St. Josemaria Escriva's advise on reading The Way: one bite-sized reading at a time, slowly, but probably not slowly enough at that. Reading is easy compared to living it, but nevertheless instructed in a few things that I'd never though of before. It helps, I think, that much of the book was deeply prayer-like in form. And conversational as well. It makes the train ride a peaceful break between work and home. It hoefully makes me more pleasant to live with, too, even in the smallest of steps forward.

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