Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Augustine: pride destroys good

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
    [Jesus:] “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.”
    —Revelation 3:17-18 (NIV)
    Other sins find their vent in the accomplishment of evil deeds, whereas pride lies in wait for good deeds, to destroy them.
    ... St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), The Letters of Saint Augustine, v. II, Marcus Dods, tr., as vol. XIII of The Works of Aurelius Augustine, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1875, Ep. ccxi, p. 396 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 3:17-18; Matt. 23:2-12; Luke 9:46-48; 18:9-14; Gal. 6:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may You quench the pride in me.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    Jonah


Post a Comment

<< Home