Simplicity and Purity

“By two wings a man is lifted up from things earthly, by simplicity and purity.”

Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471)  priest, monk & writer

Thanks Mr. a Kempis.  What a beautiful thought.  But I currently find myself thoroughly mired in earthly things.  Stuck, really.  How do I get so absorbed by the day to day, by laundry and lesson plans, by errands and emails?  Oh that my life were more simple, more pure.  Lord help me.

3 thoughts on “Simplicity and Purity

  1. On December 11, 1998 I had a life changing experience with God that forever changed my way of thinking about life, about relationships and about God, himself. On that day, I began journaling, sharing every single area of my daily life with Him…just as a toddler would with a Dad. We experienced life together. (HAH!…there are even recipes and jokes in my journals…LOL) Though I have shlepped off the last few years, writing, I mean. I know that he is never farther away from me than my heart. He’ll tap me in the shoulder and wait for me to turn and face him again, and then I write again…and talk with him…discuss, really…all things that weigh my heart and mind. And oh, what a time we have…it feels good just to cry with him…and THAT is simple and pure at its best. For me, that grace he pours over me…there;s nothing more pure and simple than that. And so, dear Rhonda, dear friend that I’m so blessed to keep in contact with, your blog posts are that familiar “living-with-Jesus” that warms my heart. Thank you for living with Jesus in The Thankful Heart. Sure do miss you.

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