Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Who is Lord?

"Who is Lord but the Lord, or who is God but our God?" You are the greatest and the best, mightiest, almighty, most merciful and most just, utterly hidden and utterly present, most beautiful and most strong, abiding yet mysterious, suffering no change and changing all things: never new, never old, making all things new, "bringing age upon the proud, and they know it not." Ever in action, ever at rest, gathering all things to Yourself and needing none; sustaining and fulfilling and protecting, creating and nourishing and making perfect; ever seeking though lacking nothing.

You love without subjection to passion, You are jealous but not with fear; You can know repentance but not sorrow, be angry yet unperturbed by anger. You can change the things You have made but Your mind remains changeless. You find and receive back what You never lost; are never in need but rejoice over Your gains; are not greedy but demand interest manifold. Men pay You more than they have to in order to win from You in return, yet who has anything which is not already Yours? You owe nothing yet pay as if You were in debt to Your creatures, forgive what is owed to You yet without losing thereby. And with all this, what have I said, my God and my Life and my sacred Delight? What can anyone say when he speaks of You? Yet woe to them who are silent of You, when even those who say most are but dumb.

St. Augustine   

I love this quote :-).

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