Augustine For Today


“The glory of the martyrs in the celebration of their feasts is something people can observe, but what cannot be seen is how great it is with God. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. How immensely precious, and what’s more in the sight of the Lord! Because when they were being slaughtered in the sight of men, they were worthless. How could the blood of the martyrs have been shed so freely, if it hadn’t been worthless to those who were shedding it? Those who were killing the martyrs didn’t know it was going to seed itself. From those few, you see, falling into the earth this crop has sprung.”

Sermon 335E, 2