Sunday, December 03, 2006

St. Augustine's Best Known Quotes

"Da mihi castilat em et continentiam, sed noli modo."
("Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.")

"Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum."
("Love the sinner and hate the sin.")

I am currently reading "The Confessions of St. Augustine" of Hippo and struck by the timelessness of his journey. Thoroughly debauched in his time, his conversion to Christ and subsequent transformation shows how God loves and forgives the worst of sinners and the greatest of naysayers.

And how He can ultimately use all our past experiences for the greater good.

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