Desiring things anytime

Take care, then, not to trust too much to any desire you may have formed without consulting Me, lest perhaps you come to reject and repent of that which pleased you at first, and which then you were eager for, thinking it the best. For not every desire which seems good is is to be followed out at once; nor need we at first sight turn away from everything that seems otherwise. Even in your good works and plans it is well to be moderate, for fear of falling into the way of distractions through over-eagerness, for fear, too, of giving any scandal by breaking discipline, even for fear of meeting resistance from others, which might trouble your peace and bring about your fall. 

[thomas a kempis translated by s. mackenna]


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