Friday, July 30, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - July 30 - The Common Store

"We lived in the bishop's house like those spoken of in the Acts of the Apostles: No one possessed anything personally, but they had all things in common. We sold our possessions and gave to the poor, so that we would live from the common store. And common to all of us would be the exceedingly great property, God himself."

-- Sermon 355, 2

Prayer. Lord, whatever you give me is too little for me. Be yourself my inheritance! I love you without reserve: with all my heart and all my soul and all my mind. Of what value is anything you give me that is not yourself?

-- Sermon 334, 3

July 30

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