Augustine For Today

January 10 – Saint Aldo

Who are the ones that feed themselves? Those about whom the apostle says, ‘For all see their own advantage, not that of Jesus Christ’ (Phil. 2,21). … So since the sole reason people are put in charge is to consider the interests of those they are in charge of, and not at all to attend to their own advantage but only that of those they are in service of – anyone put in charge who just enjoys being in control and seeks his own honor and looks to his own convenience is feeding himself, not the sheep.

Sermon 46, 2