The Priorities of Man

Continuing my journey through Augustine’s City of God I came upon this observation in the first chapter of book 3.

“It grieves them more to own a bad house than a bad life, as if it were man’s greatest good to have everything good but himself.”

I stand guilty. How much time to I spend researching a new computer purchase? How much time do I spend in prayer on a given day? How easy is it to review a piece of software or a book? Yet how often do I focus any of the same critical energy on myself?

Lord, have mercy.

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