Augustine For Today


“Everyone delights at being at the top. But the step up to it is humility. Why stretch your foot out to what is beyond you? That way, you want to fall, not climb higher. The two disciples (James and John) didn’t want to bother with this step of humility … They were after a place at the top, they didn’t see the step. The Lord, however, pointed out the step. How did he reply? Can you drink the cup which I am going to drink?”

Sermon 96, 3-4