Monday, 15 April 2013

St Augustine

I had the joy of sharing about the life of Aurelius Augustine with my Church History students today. For those of you who have heard of St. Augustine, it's the same guy. There are many remarkable things about Augustine and he argubly shaped the direction of Christian thought for hundreds of years.

His wisdom crops up even today, although mainly in sermons, academic papers and other church related correspondence. Here is a glimpse at some of his work:

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

 “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

 “You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.”

 “Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.”
His life was extraordinary because he allowed God to change him completely - from the inside out! We may not ever be an "Augustine" but we can be the best person God has created us to be. Why not begin today?

Living in Grace

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