31 August 2010

True Words

From a friend reading a book, quoting Augustine's Confessions:

My secular activity I held in disgust, and now that I was not burning with my old ambitions in hope of honor and money it was burdensome to me to tolerate so heavy a servitude.  By now those prizes gave me no pleasure in comparison with your gentleness and the beauty of your hosue which I loved.  But I was still firmly tied to woman...and because of this one factor I was inconstant in other respects and was wasting away with nagging anxieties... and now I had discovered the good pearl.  To buy it I had to sell all that I had; and I hesitated.

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