And then after lunch....

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....while reading a section in The Imitation of Christ I read this:

Jesus has many lovers of his heavenly kingdom these days, but few of them carry his cross. He has many who desire comfort, but few who desire affliction. He has many friends to share his meals, but few to share his fasts. Everyone is eager to rejoice with him, but few are willing to endure anything for him. Many follow Jesus up to the breaking of the bread, but few as far as drinking from the chalice of his Passion. Many admire his miracles, but few pursue the shame of the cross. Many love Jesus as long as no difficulties touch them.
------------The Imitation of Christ, Book II, Chapter 11



John Michael Talbot turned that into his song "Few Be the Lovers". I am most moved by theology in music*, and this one nails me every time.

*which means I have to be very careful what I listen to.



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