Augustine For Today

October 15

“Highway robbers spend sleepless nights lying in wait for travelers. Their endurance is to be marveled at, but their apparent ‘patience’ should be condemned. Patience flows from wisdom, not passion. Patience is the product of a good conscience. It does not result in robbing the innocent. Whenever, then, you see someone enduring suffering, do not immediately praise that person’s patience. Patience must come from a good cause. Not all those who suffer have the virtue of patience. Only those who suffer for the right reason are crowned with patience’s reward.”

            On Patience, 5-6