Augustine For Today

November 24 – SAINT ANDREW DUNG-LAC & COMPANIONS

“Because of its weight a body tends to its proper place. Weight does not necessarily urge a body down, but it does urge it to its proper place. Fire tends upward, a stone downward; each is moved by its weight and seeks its proper place. Oil mixed with water rises to the surface of the water; water poured into oil sinks beneath the oil; each is moved by its weight and seeks its proper place. If a being is not in its proper place, it is restless: if it is, it is at rest. My weight is love; it is what carries me wherever I am borne.”

Confessions XIII, 9,10