Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - June 22 - The Upright of Heart

Do you know who the upright of heart are? They are those who wish what God wishes. Therefore, do not try to twist God's will to your own but correct your will to that of God. The will of God is a rule of conduct. By it you have the means of being converted and of correcting your evil ways.

-- Commentary on Psalm 93, 18

Conversion is not something we must make the heathen do. It is something we must invite them to do with us.

Prayer. Put to flight my foolishness, Lord, that I may know you. Show me the road I must travel that I may see you. Thus aided, I hope I shall do all you have commanded me.

-- Soliloquies 1, 1

June 22

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