Friday, September 12, 2014
A MARTYR'S MAXIMS (1)
ABOVE all things love God with all thy heart.
Desire His honour more than the health of thine own soul.
Take heed with all diligence to purge and cleanse thy mind with oft Confession, and raise thy desire or lust from earthly things.
Be you houseled (that is receive Holy Communion) with entire devotion.
Repute not thyself better than any other person, be they never so great sinners, but rather judge and esteem yourself most simplest.
Judge the best.
Use much silence, but when thou needs must speak.
Delight not in familiarity of persons unknown to thee.
Be solitary as much as is convenient with thine estate.
Banish from thee all judging and detraction, and especially from thy tongue.
Also enforce thee to set thy house at quietness.
Resort to God every hour.
Advance not thy words or deeds by any pride.
Be not too much familiar, but show a serious and prudent countenance with gentleness.
Show before all people a good example of virtues.
" The Wisdom from above is first chaste."— JAS. iii. 17.
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