Drawing closer to Jesus

Though I haven’t given up blogging for Lent, my posting will likely be less frequent, as I am striving to spend less time on the internet and more time in prayer and spiritual reading in this penitential season.

In addition to Sacred Scripture, my primary reading, which also serves as an ideal springboard into prayer, is the other book by Thomas a Kempis that has been translated into English: “On the Passion of Christ According to the Four Evangelists.” Beginning with the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, each chapter, while written in the form of a prayer to our Lord, looks deeply into one small segment of Jesus’ passion. Thomas magnifies the various virtues demonstrated by Jesus as he freely offers his sacrifice for us. As he writes, Thomas praises and thanks God for those acts of love, and beseeches the Lord for the grace to imitate our Savior by exercising those same virtues at every opportunity in his own life.

The “search inside this book feature” on Amazon allows you to see the chapter titles and read the Introduction, but does not permit you to read any of the chapters. The Introduction provides an interesting bio of Thomas, and a brief background of this particular book.

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