Saturday, August 28, 2010

For St. Augustine - All in a day's work...

For the feast day of St. Augustine I offer the following quote from Sermon 340:

The turbulent have to be corrected,
the faint-hearted cheered up,
the weak supported;
the Gospel's opponents need to be refuted,
its insidious enemies guarded against;
the unlearned need to be taught,
the indolent stirred up,
the argumentative checked;
the proud must be put in their place,
the desparate set on their feet,
those engaged in quarrels reconciled;
the needy have to be helped,
the oppressed to be liberated,
the good to be encouraged,
the bad to be tolerated;
all must be loved.

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