Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - August 31 - Light to My Lamp

"Remember, even those who live justly do so not through human merits but through divine helps. No persons live justly unless they have been made just; and humans are made just by him who can never be unjust. As a lamp is not lighted by itself, so the human soul does not give light to itself but calls out to God: 'You indeed, O Lord, give light to my lamp.'"

-- Commentary on Psalm 110, 2

Prayer. You will light my lamp, Lord my God. I stand in the darkness of my sins, but my shadows will be dispelled by the beam of your wisdom and your face will shine upon me.

-- Commentary on Psalm 66, 4

August 31

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