A Familiar Friendship with Jesus

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    In his well loved book, The Imitation of Chirst, Thomas á Kempis wrote that through meditative prayer we are moving toward:

    a familiar friendship with Christ.

    What do you believe he meant by this?
    How is this idea manifest in a person's life?
     
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    What did he say he meant by it?
     
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    I want your opinion. I can read his. As the tutors say the student seminars at St. John's College in Annapolis, "I can read the author and what the experts say. I was to know what you think." If a person cannot express what they believe or think without quoting an expert or the author then ............................ I believe we should read and think on our own. We may or may not agree with the author.
     
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    A little more context would help with this guessing game.
     
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    I've downloaded this into e-sword and searched for the phrase you've given, but cannot find it.

    What chapter, or heading/title page does it fall under (and perhaps paragraph under that)?
     
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    Hmmmm, I read this book many years ago. While I was going through a notebook I kept of quotes I liked I ran across the quote I entered in the OP. I gave my copy of the book away. I, like you, have checked online. There are many translations and many editions of this book. Also, like you, I have not found an edition that uses these words. Unfortunately I did not keep a full footnote on the quote in my notebook. Shame on me for that. If I run across this exact quote I will give you the full reference.

    All-in-all, IMHO, it is a great book. One I believe that can be beneficial to all Christians.

    In Chapter 1 paragraph 1, I did find this quote from the edition I downloaded from Gutenberg.org :

     
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    Yes. I've seen some phrases concerning friendship & c.

    Although we cannot find the phrase exactly, I will now read this book. I think I may have read this once in college, but I am not totally certain.

    - Peace
     
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    Huh....that is just silly. You want opinions on a phrase someone else said with no context? What benefit does that have?
     
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    Given that this thread is in the Prayer Request and Praise forum, maybe we're supposed to pray about it?
     

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