Daily Catholic Quote from Thomas à Kempis

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

“If you bear the cross willingly it will bear you and lead you to the desired end; that is, to that place where suffering will end, a thing which cannot happen here on earth. If you bear it unwillingly, you will make it a burden to you and make it heavier, while, nevertheless,you have to bear it. If you fling away one cross, you will certainly find another, and perhaps a heavier one.” (Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ)


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