Saturday, September 12, 2009

St. Augustine on Longing

The whole life of the good Christian is a holy longing. What you desire ardently, as yet you do not see... by withholding of the vision, God extends the longing, through longing he extends the soul, by extending he makes room in it. Let us long because we are to be filled... that is our life, to be exercised by longing.

--St. Augustine

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I experienced a profound longing this afternoon. Lying on my bed I ached to be with Christ. I actually said, if it were not for my children, I would want Him to take me to my real home...hunger is good screams to be filled!