Saturday, January 14, 2006

CQOD: 01/15/06 -- Augustine: the evil turning

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 15, 2006
    Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.
    -- Ecclesiastes 10:3 (ESV)

    When the will abandons what is above itself and turns to what is lower, it becomes evil—not because that is evil to which it turns, but because the turning itself is wicked. Therefore it is not an inferior thing which has made the will evil, but it is itself which has become so by wickedly and inordinately desiring an inferior thing.
    ... St. Augustine (354-430), The City of God [426]

Quiet time reflection:
    Hide me, Lord, from the evil that my own will would lead me to.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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