Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our chief work

As you prepare yourself to worship God this Sunday and everyday, I offer to you the insightful words of Augustine of Hippo. May the thought of worshipping God as your highest calling fill each heart with unspeakable joy!

"Your chief work is to praise God. And He in turn will satisfy your deepest desires by his beauty, inspiring you to praise him with ever greater devotion. If you dislike priaing God, and find excuses for aoiding it, it is becuase you love yourself too much. Be dissatisfied with yourself. Seek satisfaction in him who made you, and only then find satisfaction in yourself as part of his creation".
Augustine 354-430
Select Readings by Robert Van De Weyer