St. Augustine


I found a great site in  Midori Snyder’s blog In the Labyrinth . She has a great post about St. Augustine, and his most quoted saying “Give me chastity and continence, but not quite yet.” . She goes on to tell about a lesser know quote below.


Love, and do what you will: whether you hold your peace, through love hold your peace; whether you cry out, through love cry out; whether you correct, through love correct; whether you spare, through love do you spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good.” (7th Homily on John 1). 


“Love and do what you will” is a wonderful motto. She goes on to say that it can be adapted to nearly anything. Love what you do and do what you will. It is one of those sayings that sounds like common sense, like something that everyone should know and have no trouble following, however that rarely is the case. Making the decision to do what you love instead of what makes more sense or would be financially better for you or your family is an extremely complex problem. Deciding to do what you love doing should be a no-brainer, but many people decide that it is simply a dream that they are not willing to sacrifice for. It becomes something that is set aside to be remembered with nostalgia of those by gone days, or a hobby to be tinkered at that rests in the basements and garages to be taken up and abandoned over and over again. It is hard to surrender and commit to your dreams. To know that the dream may not live up to reality.

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