IC.14-The Imitation of Christ, 14—Bearing Injuries / Christ’s Obedience
Manage episode 352903823 series 2899764
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Today's podcast (12 minutes) comes from "Bearing Injuries is the Proof of True Patience" (Book 3, Chapter 19) and "On Christ's Obedience to the Father" (Book 3, Chapter 13).
Scriptures: Rom 8:17-18; Heb 12:4; 2 Tim 2:5; Luke 18:27; John 15:9-10; Ps 18:42; Jas 2:20; 1 Sam 16:21; Ezek 20:17; Gen 2:7
- Do I react differently when wronged or inconvenienced by a pleasing person? Or am I indifferent as to who it is that wrongs me?2. Do I agree with à Kempis that "If you refuse to suffer, you will be refused the crown"?3. Do I tend to see injuries and inconveniences positively -- as opportunities to grow in humility, or negatively -- situations merely to be endured?4. Do I submit to those over me (parents, teachers, the government or government workers, leaders), or do I tend to put up a fight?5. In the course of my life, can I say that Christ's humility is overcoming my pride?
Next meditation: "On Obedience & Submission" and "On Earthly Affections" (Book 1, Chapters 9 and 6)