Monday, November 10, 2008

Scripture is the nest that teaches us how to live and how to fly

"If any man despises the words of Scripture as language fit for simpletons and, in the stupidity of pride, climbs out of the nest where he was reared, woe betide him, for he shall meet his fall. Have pity on such callow fledgelings, O Lord, for those who pass by on the road may tread them underfoot. Send you angel to put them back in the nest, so that they may live and learn to fly."
Augustine, Confessions, Book XII, Section 27

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