Saints We Love

Monday, April 4, 2011

ST AUGUSTINE in Magnificat or Liturgy of the Hours


“Confess your infirmity, lie there patiently in the presence of the doctor. When you have caught hold of his humility (!) you start rising up with him. Not as thought he has to rise, insofar as he is the Word; but it’s you, rather who do so, so that he may be grasped by you more and more.

“At first your understanding was very shaky and hesitant; later you come to understand with greater certainty and clarity. It’s not he that is growing but you that are making progress, and it’s as though he seems to be rising up with you. That’s how it is . . . he will give muscle to your understanding . . . “

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