Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I have learnt to love you late...

I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!  I have learnt to love you late!  You were within me, and I was in the world outside myself.  I searched for you outside myself and, disfigured as I was, I fell upon the lovely things of your creation.  You were with me but I was not with you.  The beautiful things of this world kept me from you and yet, if they had not been in you, they would have no being at all.  You called me;  You cried aloud to me;  You broke the barrier of my deafness.  I tasted you and now I hunger and thirst for you.  You touched me and I am inflamed, inflamed with love of your peace.             
~St. Augustine
Posted by Sally McShane

1 comment:

  1. It is sheer foolishness of the mankind to seek the almighty in the external world when he is known to reside deep within the human soul.