Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday Mornings with Augustine

2 Corinthians 4:16

Perfect Holiness

We are renewed day by day by making progress in our righteousness and true holiness through the knowledge of God. For those who do so transfer their love from temporal things to eternal things, from visible things to invisible things, from fleshly thing to spiritual things.

They do this in proportion to their help from God. For God said, “Without me ye can do nothing.” When the last day of life finds them holding on tightly to their faith in the Mediator through such progress and growth, they will be welcomed by the holy angels. They will be led to God, whom they have worshipped, and will be perfected by Him. As a result, they will receive and immortal body at the end of the world.

They won’t be led to punishment, but to glory. For our likeness of God will be perfected into His image when our sight of God is perfected. The Apostle Paul speaks of this. He says, “Now we see through a glass, in an enigma, but then face to face.” And also: “But we with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord.” This is what happens from day to day in those who make good progress.

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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