"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Latin Bible

I noticed this important note in the introduction for those who like to follow the scripture references.
"The references given with the present translation are to Augustine's Latin Bible, so that from Psalm 10 to 148 the reader must add one to find the corresponding passage in an English Bible..."

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Rest and Pleasure

I noted all of the quotes that Jared shared as well!  All very good.  I was hooked from the very first paragraph!

"You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you."

This has certainly been a major theme in my life, and according to the footnotes that is a major theme in his work.  I see so many things he says that I could sit and talk about for hours.  This one being the first!

I see the importance of reading this book slowly.  There is so much there to meditate on already.


There's some good stuff in just the first few pages. Some of his sentences could be books. A few such lines that hit me:

"My faith, Lord, calls upon you. It is your gift to me"

"gathering to yourself but not in need"

"What has anyone achieved in words when he speaks about You?"

"yet it was not from then but through them. Indeed all good things come from you, O God, and 'from my God is all my salvation.'"

"Where can a living being such as an infant come from if not from you, God? Or can anyone become the cause of his own being?"

"Your years are one Today"

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Lewis Quote to get started

When one has read a book, I think there is nothing so nice as discussing it with some one else-even though it sometimes produces rather fierce arguments.
-C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves.

Not that I expect us to argue! Just thought it a cool quote.