Saturday, August 7, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - August 6 - You Are a Beggar of God

"Even though you possess plenty, you are still indigent. You abound in temporal possessions, but you need things eternal. You listen to the needs of a human beggar, yet you yourself are a beggar of God.

"What you do with those who beg from you is what God will do with his beggar. You are filled and you are empty. Fill your empty neighbor from your fullness, so that your emptiness may be filled from God's fullness.

-- Sermon 56, 9

Prayer. Lord, I have waited for you to come and deliver me from every need. For in my need you have not forsaken your law of mercy.

-- Commentary on Psalm 129, 3

August 6

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