The readings from Colossian 1 brought to mind the first selection from Thomas a Kempis’ book The Imitation of Christ. In reflecting on Jesus the Son of God, I thought the beginning of this Christian classic would be a blessing to you as well.
He who follows Me, says Christ our Saviour, walks not in darkness, for he will have the light of life. These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by them we are admonished to follow His teachings and His manner of living, if we would truly be enlightened and delivered from all blindness of heart.
Let all the study of our heart be from now on to have our meditation fixed wholly on the life of Christ, for His holy teachings are of more virtue and strength than the words of all the angels and saints. And he who through grace has the inner eye of his soul opened to the true beholding of the Gospels of Christ will find in them hidden manna.
It is often seen that those who hear the Gospels find little sweetness in them; the reason is that they do have the spirit of Christ. So, if we desire to have a true understanding of His Gospels, we must study to conform our life as nearly as we can to His….
Do you find sweetness in the Gospels? Who or what are you living for? Where are you looking for life? As the wonderful hymn says, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.”