»ἕως θανάτου ἀγώνισαι περὶ τñς ἀληθείας, καὶ Κύριος ὁ θεὸς πολεμήσει ὑπὲρ σοu.« • »Pro iustitia agonizare pro anima tua, et usque ad mortem certa pro iustitia: et Deus expugnabit pro te inimicos tuos.« (Sir. 4:28/33)
"Put the things of creation in the second place. You have to leave this world at some day, for you are not going to remain here forever. Each day you hear, 'Lift up your hearts.' But you sink your heart into this world as though you heard the very opposite. Listen to me, you who are poor: what is lacking to you if you have God? Listen to me, you who are rich: what do you possess if you do not have God?
-- Sermon 311, 14-15
Prayer. Lord, help us, so that a change may be achieved in us, and we may find you ready to offer yourself for the enjoyment of those you love you.