"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

June 25, 2013

'The most precious thing in you'

"St. Augustine once preached a sermon in which he promised a kind of self-test to see if we truly love God: 

Suppose God proposed to you a deal and said, 
'I will give you anything you want. You can possess the whole world. Nothing will be impossible for you...Nothing will be a sin, nothing forbidden. You will never die, never have pain, never have anything you do not want and always have anything you do want
-except for just one thing: you will never see My face." 

Augustine closed with a question:

Did a chill rise in your hearts, when you heard the words, 'you will never see My face?' That chill is the most precious thing in you: that is the pure love of God."  

Taken from A Mary Heart in a Martha World


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