Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - July 20 - Two Kinds of People

"Essentially, there are two kinds of people, because there are two kinds of love. One is holy; the other is selfish. One is subject to God; the other endeavors to equal him. One is friendly; the other is envious. One wishes for the neighbor what it would wish for itself; the other wishes to subject the neighbor to itself. One guides the neighbor in the interests of the neighbor's good; the other guides the neighbor for its own interests."

-- The Literal Meaning of Genesis 11, 15

Prayer. Lord, you are delightful food for the pure of heart.

-- Confessions 13, 21

July 20

You become what you love. What do you love?

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