Sunday, July 18, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - July 18 - Not by Walking But by Loving

"We approach God not by walking but by loving. The purer our love for him toward whom we are striving, the more present to us will he be. To him, therefore, who is everywhere present and everywhere whole, we must proceed not by our feet but by our moral virtues -- judged not by the object of our knowledge but by the object of our love."

-- Letter 155, 13

Prayer. Let my soul rouse itself, Lord, from weariness, lean on your creation, and hobble toward you who made it all. For in you we are remade and find true strength.

-- Confessions 5, 1

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