Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Thoughts on Evangelical Poverty--From St. Augustine

(From Todays Daily Office, St. Augustine's Confessions)

Pity the prosperity of this world, pity it once and again, for it corrupts joy and brings the fear of adversity. Pity the adversity of this world, pity it again, then a third time; for it fills men with a longing for prosperity, and because because adversity itself is hard for them to bear and can even break their endurance. Is not the life of man upon earth a trial, a continuous trial?

1 comment:

  1. Abigail, you can't know how much your prayers mean to me! Thank you - they are a tremendous comfort! On another note, someday, I'd love a post on "how to pray the liturgy of the hours" and other daily devotionals you use... I want to learn from you sister!