Augustine For Today


“No one shall perform any task for his or her own benefit, but all your work shall be done for the common good, with greater zeal and more dispatch that if each one were to work for himself or herself alone. For charity, as it is written, is not self-seeking meaning that it places the common good before its own, not its own before the common good. So, whenever you show greater concern for the common good than for your own, you may know that you are growing in charity. Thus, let the abiding virtue of charity prevail in all things that minister to the fleeting necessities of life.”

The Rule, V.31