Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quote of the Day (St. Augustine, on Spending on the Poor)

“If we are all passing away, let us do something which cannot pass away, that when we shall have passed away, and have come there whence we may not pass away, we may find our good works there. Christ is the keeper, why do you fear lest you should lose what you spend on the poor?”—St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.), from Sermon 61, translated by R.G. MacMullen, from Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 6, edited by Philip Schaff (1888).

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