Friday, April 24, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Augustine

Narrow is the mansion of my soul; enlarge Thou it, that Thou mayest enter in. It is ruinous; repair Thou it. It has that within which must offend Thine eyes; I confess and know it. But who shall cleanse it? or to whom should I cry, save Thee?

Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 AD, The Confessions, Book I, V, 6 (translated by E. B. Pusey, Barnes & Noble Books, 1999, p. 4)

Should we see ourselves as in this type of condition and in need of God's cleansing? What are the implications of such a view?

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