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Monday, July 22, 2013

Do now what you would do then

I came across this passage in Imitation of Christ today:
One day when a certain man who wavered often and anxiously between hope and fear was struck with sadness, he knelt in humble prayer before the altar of a church. While meditating on these things, he said: “Oh if I but knew whether I should persevere to the end!” Instantly he heard within the divine answer: “If you knew this, what would you do? Do now what you would do then and you will be quite secure.”
I have to say, that divine answer sounds a lot like the answers I get when I point out how much easier things would be for me if things were much easier for me.