Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Augustine Also...

This little piece from Augustine's City of God (highlighted below) made me laugh tonight.  

Today, in the age of the keyboard warriors, the replies come faster and it sometimes seems people are thinking less than ever.  It does some good to my soul to think that even Augustine felt this frustration!  Just goes to show people don't change, we're the same sinful arrogant and prideful people we always were.  

Lord grant the ability to see things from another person's point of view, to be teachable and humble, to -

"not be quarrelsome, but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting opponents with gentleness."

 and to always be in prayer, keeping in mind that -

"God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will." 
(2 Timothy 2)


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