Augustine For Today

January 17 – Saint Antony, Abbot

“O Lord, our God, let the shelter of your wings give us hope. Protect us and uphold us. You will be the Support that upholds us from childhood till the hair on our heads is grey. When you are our strength we are strong, but when our strength is our own, we are weak. In you our good abides forever, and when we turn away from it we turn to evil. Let us come home at last to you, O Lord, for fear that we be lost.”

Confessions, IV, 16