The Imitation of Christ.
Dr. Archibald Hart writes about this quote and says, "He is telling us to love God for who He is, not for His benefits, great as they may be. This leaves many of us in a dilemma. How do we separate His benefits from Himself? The answer lies in examining our own motives and attitudes. As we lift our eyes off the benefits, we are able to worship God Himself with all our heart." (from Archibald's Habits of the Mind)
Wow. Am I the only one who finds that to be a very convicting (and humbling) truth?
What will you ask, today?: Thoughts for Lent
A Prayer for Joy