Thomas a Kempis





1. “Observe diligently the motions of nature and grace, for they move in very opposite and subtle ways, and can hardly be distinguished but by a spiritual person, and one that is internally illuminated. 

All indeed aim at good, and pretend to do something good in what they do and say: therefore under the appearance of good, many are deceived.

2. Nature is crafty and draws away many; she ensnares and decides them and always has self for her end.

But grace walks with simplicity, turns aside from all appearance of evil, offers no deceits, and does all things purely for God, in Whom also she rests as in her last end.”

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