It has been many years since I pulled the book, Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, off of my bookshelf. There was a time when I read from it, nightly. If the content seemed too overwhelming or brought up too many ideas at the time, I remember reading only a little bit and then spent time digesting its meaning and how its references applied to me. It was while writing notes during a session last evening that Kempis came to mind and ultimately lead me to this wonderful post about the Imitation of Christ, written by David Alton.
I cherish my role as sponsor in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and continue to learn so much on this journey. As I glance at the inscription within the front cover of my copy of Imitation of Christ, I can not help but celebrate gratitude as I think about all of the people who have supported me in my faith journey. I am feeling particularly blessed today.
Incorrect spelling of Eucharist below…in fact, as I zip along in my note-taking, my readers will find many slips in my writing, in every respect. However, the gist of the thought will be there.