Friday, November 23, 2012

Belatedly I Loved Thee

From St. Augustine's Confessions:
“Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within and I was without, and I sought thee out there. Unlovely, I rushed heedlessly among the lovely things thou hast made. Thou wast with me, but I was not with thee. These things kept me far from thee; even though they were not at all unless they were in thee. Thou didst call and cry aloud, and didst force open my deafness. Thou didst gleam and shine, and didst chase away my blindness. Thou didst breathe fragrant odors and I drew in my breath; and now I pant for thee. I tasted, and now I hunger and thirst. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for thy peace.”
May you seek Truth today! And not just good deals. Happy Black Friday, y'all! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.


  1. That is one of my favorite spiritual quotes, and one I've called to mind a lot recently. Thanks for posting it, dear. ~twitterdad

  2. Amazing how relevant a prayer written in the 4th century still is for us! Thank you for sharing this beauty.