01 March 2011

Staying on a Virtuous Course

Vouchsafe not to hear, much less read, any news, tidings, or pleasant histories, which serve not to procure a compunction in your heart, but to delight a curious mind, and afterwards to leave your soul corrupted and infected with sundry imaginations and vain desires.

Fly any special familiarity, liking, or conversation with worldly men, that is to say, with those that love earthly pleasures; enter not into any league of familiarity, good and special conversation with any such men, whose words and deeds do not edify you in this virtuous course; but avoid his company; and mortify all sensual love in yourself towards any of My creatures.

~ Alloquia Iesu Christi ad Animam Fidelem, by Lanspergius ~