It has been my habit to read every night before Night Prayer, a collection of sayings of St. Augustine of Hippo, Augustine Day by Day, compiled by John Rotelle, O.S.A.
|St. Augustine and the Fires of Wisdom|
Philippe de Champaign, from Wikimedia Commons
The reading for July 4th, Let Our Lives Be Good, is particularly apt for our times, so I thought I should pass it on.
"Bad Times! Troublesome Times! This is what people are saying. Let our lives be good and the times will be good. For we make our own times. Such as we are, such are the times.That's it folks....
What can we do? Maybe we cannot convert masses of people to a good life. But let the few who do hear live well. Let the few who live well endure the many who live badly." Sermon 30,8
*First Printed 7th July, 2015.