Thursday, April 14, 2016
Thursday Thinking - St. Augustine on Loving God
Yet in a sense I do love light and melody and fragrance and food and embrace when I love my God–the light and the voice and the fragrance and the food and embrace in the soul, when that light shines upon my soul which no place can contain, that voice sounds which no time can take from me, I breathe that fragrance which no wind scatters, I eat the food which is not lessened by eating, and I lie in the embrace which satiety never comes to sunder. This it is that I love, when I love my God.
—Augustine, trans. F.J. Sheed, Confessions (Hackett Publishing Company, 2006), 193.