23 October 2009

No Safety In Numbers

“If you aim at a fervent spiritual life, then you too must turn your back on the crowds as Jesus did. The only man who can safely appear in public is the one who wishes he were at home. He alone can safely speak who prefers to be silent. Only he can safely govern who prefers to living in submission, and only he can safely command who prefers to obey.”

  • Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ