TRUST IN ME
My friend, let go of yourself and
you will find me. If you wholly give yourself into my hands and take
nothing back, you shall have me.
Some persons surrender themselves
to me, but they hold something back. They do not trust me fully, and
go on trying to provide for themselves.
Others, at the beginning, offer all
of themselves to me, but when a difficult time comes, they put their
trust back in themselves. Such persons will never know perfect peace
and freedom of heart.
Give all for all and hold back
Stand purely and strongly and
steadfastly in me and you shall have me. You shall be so free in
heart and in soul that darkness shall never have power over you.
Seek out, study, pray for this freedom
of spirit that I speak of. Seek always in our heart to be free of
everything that binds you, that in love you may die to yourself and
to all worldly things and blessedly live in me.
If you do this, all unimportant
questions shall fail and fade and go away. Crippling fear and
misplaced love shall die in you. You shall live in me and I in you.
The Imitation of Christ: a Kempis