lukewarmpic“How lukewarm and negligent we are! We lose our original fervor very quickly and we even become weary of life from laziness! [Don’t] you, who have seen so many examples of the devout, fall asleep in the pursuit of virtue!” (“The Imitation of Christ”, Thomas a Kempis, translated by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton, Book One, Chapter 18).

“I know what you have done, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. But since you are lukewarm and not hot or cold, I’m going to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16 God’s Word).