Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Augustine describing God

In our Omnibus class today we read this quote and it is awesome. A must read!

"What, therefore, is my God? What, I ask, but the Lord God? "For who is Lord but the Lord himself, or who is God besides our God?" Most high, most excellent, most potent, most omnipotent; most merciful and most just; most secret and most truly present; most beautiful and most strong; stable, yet not supported; unchangeable, yet changing all things; never new, never old; making all things new, yet bringing old age upon the proud, and they know it not; always working, ever at rest; gathering, yet needing nothing; sustaining, pervading, and protecting; creating, nourishing, and developing; seeking, and yet possessing all things. Thou dost love, but without passion; art jealous, yet free from care; dost repent without remorse; art angry, yet remainest serene. Thou changest thy ways, leaving thy plans unchanged; thou recoverest what thou hast never really lost. Thou art never in need but still thou dost rejoice at thy gains; art never greedy, yet demandest dividends. Men pay more than is required so that thou dost become a debtor; yet who can possess anything at all which is not already thine? Thou owest men nothing, yet payest out to them as if in debt to thy creature, and when thou dost cancel debts thou losest nothing thereby. Yet, O my God, my life, my holy Joy, what is this that I have said? What can any man say when he speaks of thee?"

2 comments:

Grandma of Many said...

Kenny - what an awesome quote. I've never seen it expressed in a better way. Thanks for sharing this and the videos on your blog. God is using you in a mighty way and your growth in His ways is evident.
Love,
Mom

Destiny Jane said...

I love the quote... you stole if from us Omnibus kids thought:) We wanted to put it on our blog! haha... Oh well:D
-Destiny