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St Augustine of Hippo Was Smart!

St Augustiine of Hippo said:

“No one knows what he himself is made of, except his own spirit within him, yet there is still some part of him which remains hidden even from his own spirit; but you, Lord, know everything about a human being because you have made him…Let me, then, confess what I know about myself, and confess too what I do not know, because what I know of myself I know only because you shed light on me, and what I do not know I shall remain ignorant about until my darkness becomes like bright noon before your face.”  ~St. Augustine of Hippo 354-430 AD

3 responses to “St Augustine of Hippo Was Smart!

  1. Born4Battle October 29, 2010 at 02:09

    From Book Ten, Chapter V, I think. I recently finished listening to the Confessions audio series.

    • Michael Acidri October 29, 2010 at 11:27

      I came across this quote just after listening to a sermon about St Augustine and the early refutations of doctrinal error with Pelagius. Seeing that Pelagius didnt believe in the doctrine of the original sin (and that man is depraved and fallen). This quote is so rich that it as well brings to memory Jesus story of the sinful tax collector and proud pharisee. How the tax collector was so contrite before God and asking for mercy ….Augustine rightly says, “Let me, then, confess what I know about myself, and confess too what I do not know, because what I know of myself I know only because you shed light on me, and what I do not know I shall remain ignorant about until my darkness becomes like bright noon before your face”

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