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Augustine of Canterbury: “Thou, O Lord, are my portion”

28 February 2017

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“God, in his promises to hear our prayers, is desirous to bestow Himself upon us; if you find anything better than Him, ask it; but if you ask anything beneath Him, you put an affront upon Him, and hurt yourself by preferring to Him a creature which He framed: Pray in the spirit and sentiment of love, in which the royal prophet said to Him, ‘Thou, O Lord, are my portion.’ Let others choose to themselves portions among creatures, for my part, You are my portion, You alone I have chosen for my whole inheritance.”

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

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  1. 28 February 2017 3:01 pm

    You choose such beautiful short words of great meaning, and such beautiful icons- Thank you!

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