Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A Little Augustine for Your Wednesday Evening

What crooked paths I trod!  What dangers threatened my soul when it rashly hoped that by abandoning you it would find something better!  Whichever way it turned, on front or back or sides, it lay on a bed that was hard, for in you alone the soul can rest.  You are there to free us from the misery of error which leads us astray, to set us on your own path and to comfort us by saying, 'Run on, for I shall hold you up.  I shall lead you and carry you on to the end.'

-from Confessions, Book VI, 16

1 comment:

Ellen said...

i LOVE that! i need to pin it somewhere where i see it all the time. thank you for posting!