Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - August 30 - Every Moment You Are Passing On

"From the time that I started speaking until this moment, do you realize you have grown older? You cannot see your hair growing. Yet while you stand around, while you are here, while you do something, while you talk, your hair keeps growing -- but never so suddenly that you need a barber straightaway. In this way, your existence fades away. You are passing on."

-- Commentary on Psalm 38, 12

"Memento mori." Remember your death. "Quo vadis?" Where are you heading?

Prayer. My God, let me be thankful as I remember and acknowledge all your mercies.

-- Confessions 8, 1

August 30

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