The Imitation Of Christ By Thomas À Kempis Analysis

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The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis was one of the enduring products of the fourteenth-century contemptus mundi spirit was the growth of new voluntary religious societies among laypeople and clerics. This piece of writing still attracts Protestant and Catholic admirers alike. Kempis' main points of concern it to make an active involvement on our side, to repair and develop our spiritual life and meditate on God as the source of everything. It is not just to be understood, but also to be lived in our daily life. In other words, it involves the development of virtues and the abandoning of vices. It is a call for total commitment and love towards God as the object of our desire. The first point Kempis puts an emphasis on unworthiness. Humans are deemed as worthless in God's eye. Jesus has always honored the sinners, he preached to the…show more content…
Did Jesus taught his disciple to hide and meditate in the cave or desert to find God? Did the disciple of Christ keep hiding in the upper room of Jerusalem after the Pentecost? No, in fact, they preached the Gospel with such enthusiasm and life. The good news that Christ was brought forth to this world must be preached to everyone because this is what God wants and that many people will be saved by his words. Preaching the Word without relationship with Him is as dry as desert and tiresome. Communion with the Word without preaching the Word is a selfish love. The fourth point Kempis' emphasizes on avoiding all kinds of judgements made by yourself and others. When we judge others' or ourselves we are creating unwanted energy with no purpose, which leads to sin. When we are judging because of self-motives and desires that we have within us, which make it very easy to fail. God tells us that we should not be drawn into our own desires and opinions because in the end they will end up being

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