Week 16 Discussion Notes:1
- It is unpopular to willingly bear any burden–especially not a burden as heavy, and
inconvenient as a cross. As Kempis writes in chapter 11, “All desire to be happy with
Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him.” (Day 107)
- In chapter 12, Kempis reminds us there is no more noble path than in following
Christ, even if that path leads to death of one’s mortal body. (Day 109)
- Kempis wrote in Chapter 12 that no person is fit to enjoy heaven unless one is resigned to suffer hardship for Christ. “Nothing is more acceptable to God, nothing more helpful for you on this earth than to suffer willingly for Christ.” Why is Kempis putting so much emphasis on suffering? (Day 110)
- Who was “a man of Cyrene, Simon by name?” (Day 111)
The Christian Mens Breakfast group meets this Saturday and (almost) every other Saturday at a local restaurant in Davie, FL. Call Tom Truex, or use the CONTACT tab at K-Line.ORG to get more information.
Our discussion will focus on the Chapters listed below, from The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis.2
All items listed below are online at ImitateChrist.ORG:
- Book 2 , Chapter 11 : Few Love the Cross of Jesus (April 17, 2012)
- Book 2 , Chapter 12 : The Royal Road of the Holy Cross (April 20, 2012)
Also Posted this Week at ImitateChrist.ORG:
- Challoner’s Reflections3 on The Imitation of Christ for each of the above chapters.