Blessed Redeemer, when Saint Augustine was a young adult, he rejected his upbringing, converted to a false religion and lived immorally. It was a lifestyle he did not want to give up, but he finally realized that nothing truly satisfied him except friendship with You. He said, “Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and are restless until they rest in You.” I ask him pray for those who are stubborn in their rejection of You. Help them to get more deeply in touch with their inner restlessness and continually increase in them the awareness that their lives are empty until they turn to You. Saint Augustine, pray for us. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Augustine (354-430)
That your enemies have been created is God’s doing; that they hate you and wish to ruin you is their own doing. What should you say about them in your mind? Lord be merciful to them, forgive them their sins, put the fear of God in them, change them! You are loving them not in what they are, but what you would have them to become.”
On earth, we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore, be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not. If you are pleased with what you are, you have stopped already. If you say: ‘It is enough,’ you are lost. Keep on walking, moving forward, trying for the goal. Don’t try to stop on the way, or to go back, or to deviate from it.”
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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