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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Wisdom from Thomas à Kempis

What good will it do you to be able to talk profoundly about the Trinity, if you be wanting in humility, and so displease the Trinity? It is certain that learned speeches do not make a man holy and just; it is a virtuous life that makes him dear to God. I would rather feel sorrow for my sins than be able to define it. If you knew the whole Bible by heart, and all that philosophers have said, what use would it all be to you without the love of God and grace?
Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ 1.3

3 comments:

Keen Reader said...

Also, talk about the Trinity is usually pretty boring!

Richard said...

Or rather, talkers about the Trinity are pretty boring?
Tis a grave crime.

Robin Parry said...

Not boring to me.