Monday, July 5, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - July 5 - Think Lowly

"Do you wish to be great? Then begin from what is slightest. Do you plan to construct a high and mighty building? Then think first about the foundation of humility.

"When people plan to erect a lofty and large building, they make the foundations all the deeper. But those who lay the foundation are forced to descend into the depths."

-- Sermon 69, 2

Prayer. Lord, my God, how great you are, and yet you make your home in the humble of heart! It is you who lift up the downtrodden, and you who are their grandeur.

-- Confessions 11, 31

July 5

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