Here are the rules of the meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Let's see the nearest book is The Imitation of Christ. I use this book for my morning meditation, and it just happened to be stacked on top of my prayer book and my Magnificat. This should be good, maybe something inspiring. Let's see, page 123. Fifth sentence. Here goes.
Christ: That you conform your desires and affections to My good pleasure, that you be not full of self-love, but a zealous follower of My will in all things. I understand well how desires sway you this way or that; but you should consider whether you are moved mainly for My honor or for your own interests. If I am the cause, you will be at peace whatever I do with you.
--Imitation of Christ, p. 123
Funny how sometimes the perfect things that need to be said at any particular time, have a way of getting out. I recently read Mother Theresa's speech, and this is one of the things I took away from that. It is not always about us and our comforts, but about God's will for us. If we seek to always follow His will, His comfort will be more than enough to sustain us. This is something that I would do well to always keep in my mind.
Hmmm...I tag, Lisa, Michelle, Sarah, Cheryl, and...YOU!