Sunday, August 28, 2022

Spiritual Quote of the Day (St. Augustine of Hippo, on How Christ Draws Us to Him)

“Offer a handful of grass to a sheep and you draw it after you. Show a boy nuts and he is enticed. He is drawn by the things he is running to take, drawn because he desires, drawn without any physical pressures, drawn simply by the pull on his appetite. If, then, the things that lovers see as the delights and pleasures of earth can draw them, because it is true that ‘everyone is drawn by his delight’, then does not Christ draw when he is revealed to us by the Father?” —St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), homily on St. John’s Gospel, in Ordinary Graces: Christian Teachings on the Interior Life, edited by Lorraine Kisly (2000)

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