Augustine For Today


“My Dioscorus, I wish that, with complete piety, you would submit to him, and not seek any other way to attaining lasting truth but the one shown us by him who, being God, sees our weakness. This way consists, first, of humility, second of humility, and third, of humility. No matter how often you would ask me, I would say the same. It is not that there are no other precepts to be mentioned. But, unless humility precedes, accompanies, and follows whatever good we do, unless it be a goal ever before us, alongside us to cling to, before us as a restraint, we will find that we have done little good to rejoice in; pride’s hand having bereft us of everything.”

Letter 118.22