Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Augustine: the autonomy of fate

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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 [426], 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)
    See also Ps. 24:1; Deut. 10:14; Matt. 10:29; 1 Tim. 6:17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my future rests with You alone.
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