Augustine For Today

October 16

“Take care that your habits are not corrupted, your hope undermined, your patience discouraged and you yourselves turned aside into crooked ways. On the contrary, by being meek and mild you keep to the straight ways which the Lord teaches you. The truth is, without patience amid the troubles and trials of this life, hope in the future cannot be kept alive. You cannot maintain unflagging patience unless you are meek and mild, never resisting God’s will. Indeed, by being meek and mild you will not only love his consolations, you will also bear up under his discipline. Continuing to hope for what you cannot yet experience, you will wait for it patiently.”

Sermon 157, 2