Augustine For Today

November 5 – BLESSED MARIANO DE LA MATA, O.S.A.

“My advice is, ‘Give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.’ You won’t be left without any treasure, but what you hold on to so anxiously on earth, you will keep in heaven with nothing to worry about at all. So, transfer it. I’m giving you advice on how to keep it, not on how to lose it. ‘You will have, he says, treasure in heaven; and, come follow me,’ and I will lead you to your treasure; it’s not a question of making a loss, but of making a profit.”

Sermon 389, 4