Augustine For Today


Who would be ashamed to say, ‘I am unequal to God’? Assuredly you are. Or to say, ‘I am unequal to Christ’? Yes, you are unequal even to the mortal Christ. But Peter was what you are, the apostles and prophets were what you are. If you have no stomach for imitating your Lord, imitate your fellow servant. A whole marching column of servants has gone ahead, so there is no excuse for the lazy. Yet human weakness still complains: ‘I am not Peter’s equal, nor Paul’s.’ What, are you unequal to confessing the truth? Men of humble origin are crowned; the haughty are left with excuse. Finally, I must ask you: Are you unequal to boys? Even to girls?”

Sermon 325