when mistreated remember Christ

From the Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a’ Kempis:

“My child, I came down from Heaven for your salvation and took upon Myself your miseries, not out of necessity but out of love, that you might learn to be patient and bear the sufferings of this life without repining.  From the moment of My birth to My death on the cross, suffering did not leave Me.  I suffered great want of temporal goods.   Often I heard many complaints against Me.  Disgrace and reviling I bore with patience.  For My blessings I received ingratitude, for My miracles blasphemies., and for My teaching – scorn.”

 

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