Good Morning Ladies! Is anyone still reading The Imitation of Christ with me? Good…Let’s get started.
Since I skipped the Book Club post last week (not intentionally), I thought we would start Book Three today.
But first, can I give you something? I made a Thanksgiving printable for you. This prints out to be about a 5×7, but not exactly. I think this Thanksgiving printable would look great on your table. Theses could be used as place setting propped up in front of the plates or hung on the back of the chair or used as a Thanksgiving mobile.
Concerning Holy Communion
I find it providential to be in the book on Holy Communion during one of the most gluttonous times in our country. We have just witnessed the most expensive Presidential campaigns in history and on the heels of all that economic talk, we move right into the holidays where more is deemed better.
The bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
–Thomas a’Kempis Book III Introduction
But our Lord says He is ‘the life of the world.’ And this life is not some poor representation of a well lived life, no, not at all; words like ‘abundance’ and ‘banquet’ are used when describing the life found only in the joyful reception of Christ–Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity–in Holy Communion.
? How do you recognize the ‘abundance’ of Christ in your daily life…or do you?
For thou art the sweet reflection of the soul, and he that eateth thee worthily shall be partaker and heir of everlasting glory.
–Thomas a’Kempis Book III Chapter III
And that–is abundant living. That is living this one life to the fullest…’everlasting glory’ is such a stark contrast to Black Friday isn’t it?
Stir up my heart unto thee and deliver me from all dullness.
–Thomas a’Kempis Book III Chapter IV
? How could that one sentence become a life changing prayer?
Let’s discuss The Imitation of Christ . Let’s talk about Holy Communion and living in spiritual abundance verses worldly gluttony.