Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thrilled with love and dread alike

Last Supper, detail - Joos van Cleve (Dutch artist, 1485-1540)

"Your light shone upon me in its brilliance, and I thrilled with love and dread alike.  I realized that I was far away from You.  It was as though I were in a land where all is different from Your own and I heard Your voice calling from on high saying,

'I am the food of full-grown men.  Grow and you shall feed on Me.  But you shall not change Me into your own substance, as you do with food of your body.  Instead, you shall be changed into Me.' "

St Augustine, Confessions

St Augustine
Bishop, Doctor of the Church
North Africa ~ 354-430
FEAST DAY - August 28

Artist ~ Philippe de Champaigne 

 "To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
to seek Him, the greatest adventure;
to find Him, the greatest human achievement." ~ St Augustine

St Augustine, ora pro nobis!

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