Quote of the Day: from Augustine’s Confessions

Today’s quote comes from the first paragraph of Augustine’s Confessions.

“Magnus es, domine, et laudabilis valde: magna virtus tua, et sapientiae tuae non est numerus.  et laudare te vult homo, aliqua portio creaturae tuae, et homo circumferens mortalitatem suam, circumferens testimonium peccati sui et testimonium, quia superbis resistis: et tamen laudare te vult homo, aliqua portio creaturae tuae.  tu excitas, ut laudare te delectet, quia fecisti nos ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum, donec requiescat in te.”

“You are great, O Lord, and you are to be exceedingly praised.  Great is your virtue and your wisdom is cannot be measured.  Man, who is a part of your creation, desires to praise you.  Man, who carries about his own mortality, who carries about a testimony of his own sin, and the testimony that God resists the proud (James 4:6); however, even this man, who is a part of your creation, desires to praise you.  You provoke, in order that he might delight to praise you; for you created us for you and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”

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