Thomas a Kempis

01/21/2016

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Grace and Nature     4-8

4. “Nature labors for her own interest and considers what gain she may reap from another.  But grace considers not what may be advantageous and profitable to herself, but rather what may be profitable to many.

5. Nature willingly received honor and respect; but grace faithfully attributes all glory and honor to God.

6. Nature is afraid of being put to shame and despised; but grace is glad to suffer reproach for the Name of Jesus.

7. Nature loves idleness and bodily rest; but grace cannot be idle and willingly embraces labor.

8. Nature seeks to have things that are curious and fine, and does not care for things that are cheap and coarse; but grace is pleased with that which is plain and humble, rejects not coarse things, nor refuses to be clad in old clothes.” 

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