Augustine For Today

December 17

“It is one thing to throw off a fever, another to recover from the weakness which the fever leaves behind it; it is one thing to remove from the body a weapon stuck in it, another to heal the wound it made with a complete cure. The first stage of the healing is to remove the cause of the debility, and this is done by pardoning all sins. The second stage is healing the debility itself, and this is done gradually by making steady progress in the renewal of this image of God.”

The Trinity XIV.17.23