Augustine For Today

November 4 – SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO

“We bishops are your servants – your servants, but also your fellow servants. We are your servants, but all of us have one Lord. We are your servants, but for Jesus’ sake, as the Apostle says, ‘We are your servants for Jesus’ sake’ (2 Cor 4:5). Through him we are servants, and through him we are also free; it is he who tells those who believe in him, ‘If the Son sets you free, you will be truly free’ (Jn 8:36). Shall I hesitate, then, to be a servant through him, since unless I become free through him I should remain lost in slavery? We have been placed at the head and we are servants. We are in command, but only if we are useful.”

Sermon 340A