Thursday, January 22, 2009

From Saint Augustine

Sometimes we feel the need, like the first man and woman, to hide from God. For that reflex, Augustine has incredible wisdom in his Confessions (Book 10, The Philosophy of Memory, 2.2).

Lord, before whose eyes the abyss of man's conscience lies naked, what thing within me could be hidden from you, even if I would not confess it to you? I would be hiding you from myself, not myself from you.

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