Augustine For Today

October 21

“Let us listen to the voice of the Lord encouraging us from on high and comforting us. He has taken notice of our desire and has willingly accepted our plea that we have sent through Jesus. While we are still plodding along on our pilgrimage, he has deferred giving us what he promised. He urges us to ‘Hold out for the Lord!’ You will not be holding out for one who will be unable to find anything to give you. By holding out for the Lord you will come to possess him. The one for whom you are holding out will be yours forever. Long for something else, if you can find something greater or better or more lovely.”

Commentary on Psalm 26/2, 23