Thursday, February 24, 2005

Augustine Day by Day - Excess in Eating and Drinking

"I struggle each day against concupiscence in eating and drinking. It is not something that I can resolve to cut off once and for all and touch no more, as I could with concubinage. The bridle put upon the throat must be held with moderate looseness and moderate firmness. Is there anyone, Lord, who is not carried a little beyond the limits of personal need?

-- Confessions 10, 31

This is very encouraging for me. I'm a thin and basically fit guy, but, truth be told, I have the weirdest gorging urges.

Prayer. O holy God, it is you who give us the power to do what you command.

-- Confessions 10, 31

February 24

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