Augustine For Today

January 27 – Saint Angela Merici

You ask, ‘What does walking mean?’ I’ll tell you very briefly; it means forging ahead, in case you should possibly not understand, and start walking sluggishly. Forge ahead, always examine yourself without self-deception, without flattery, without buttering yourself up. After all, there’s nobody inside you before whom you need feel ashamed, or whom you need to impress. There is someone there, but one who is pleased with humility; let him test you, and you, too, test yourself.

Sermon 169, 18