Trial from “Imitation of Christ” by Kempis, 1400
Every Trial Must Be Borne for the Sake of Eternal Life
The Voice of Christ
“MY CHILD, do not let the labors which you have taken up for My sake break you, and do not let troubles, from whatever source, cast you down; but in everything let My promise strengthen and console you. I am able to reward you beyond all means and measure.”
“You will not labor here long, nor will you always be oppressed by sorrows. Wait a little while and you will see a speedy end of evils. The hour will come when all labor and trouble shall be no. All that passes away with time is trivial.”
Kempis, Thomas. Imitation of Christ. Wheaton: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 1998. 82. Web. 6 Aug. 2013. <http://www.copticplace.com/files/imitation_of_Christ.pdf>.