Sunday, September 5, 2004

Augustine Day by Day - September 4 - Love of Neighbor

"Persons who love God cannot despise him when he commands us to love our neighbor. And do those who in spiritual holiness love their neighbor love anything but God in that neighbor?

"Let us, then, love one another, so that, we may attract one another to love God in ourselves by means of love. In this way we may be closely united and be the Body of such a Head!"

-- Sermon on John 65, 2

Loving God more easily means knowing God's love, which in turn means loving others so that others may love you more easily.

Prayer. Increase my faith, Lord, increase my hope, and increase my love! How wonderful and unmatched is your goodness!

-- Soliloquies 1, 1

September 4

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