Augustine For Today

February 1 – Saint Severus

Every work that effects our union with God in a holy fellowship is a true sacrifice; every work, that is, which is referred to that final end, that ultimate good, by which we are able to be in the true sense happy. As a consequence, even that mercy by which aid is given to man is not a sacrifice unless it is done for the sake of God.

City of God, 10, 6