Friday, September 10, 2010

The Imitation of Christ

In silence and stillness the devout soul advances and learns the hidden truths of Scripture. There it finds the salutary tears that wash away the guilt of sin, so that it grows more intimate with God as it severs itself from the clamor of the world. The more you keep away from friends and acquaintances, the more our Lord and His Angels will draw near to you.
It is better to lead a solitary life and to look to the welfare of your soul, than to work miracles and neglect yourself. It is praiseworthy for a devout person seldom to go out, to avoid being seen and to have no desire for the company of others.
Thomas A Kempis


  1. Dear Kam,

    When did Jesus drink the last cup?

    Jesus drank from 3 cups during the Last Supper, but the last - the fourth - he did not drink from then.

    Matthew 27:48, Mark 15:36, Luke 23:36, and John 19:30 show Jesus drinking vinegar or sour wine on the cross, from a sponge placed on a hyssop branch.

    The hyssop branch was symbolic of the sprinkling of the Passover lamb's blood using a hyssop branch - see Exodus 12:22.

    So Jesus was truly the Passover Lamb; then he said, "It is finished."


  2. Thanks for commenting, Michael