Augustine: the autonomy of fate
The earth is the LORD'S, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
—Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
If by fate anyone means the will or power of God, let him keep his meaning but mend his language: for fate commonly means a necessary process which will have its way apart from the will of God and of men.
... St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), The City of God, v. I , Marcus Dods, ed., as vol. 1 of The Works of Aurelius Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Edinbugh: T & T Clark, 1871, V.i, p.178 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, my future rests with You alone.
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