Confessions

The Confessions of St. Augustine; Book 2: Chapter 10

CHAPTER X—WITH GOD THERE IS TRUE REST AND LIFE UNCHANGING.

Who can disentangle that twisted and intricate knottiness? Foul is it: I hate to think on it, to look on it. But Thee I long for, O Righteousness and Innocency, beautiful and comely to all pure eyes, and of a satisfaction unsating. With Thee is rest entire, and life imperturbable. Whoso enters into Thee, enters into the joy of his Lord: and shall not fear, and shall do excellently in the All-Excellent. I sank away from Thee, and I wandered, O my God, too much astray from Thee my stay, in these days of my youth, and I became to myself a barren land.

Saint Augustine Bishop of Hippo, The Confessions of St. Augustine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  +  46  =  50

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.