Posts Tagged "Augustine"

Managing Monday: Some final (for a while) Augustine quotes…

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

February is drawing to a close all too quickly. Here are a final set (well, for a while) of three Augustine of Hippo (354-430) quotes to help us manage Monday. Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.   People travel to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean; and they pass by themselves without wondering.   Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances,...

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Managing Monday: Insights from Augustine

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Each Monday in February we are looking at 3 different Augustine of Hippo (354-430) quotes. Hope this weeks selection speaks to you… Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.   The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.   In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it dazzled me.  

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Managing Monday: With some help from Augustine

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

This February we have been trying to manage Monday with some insights from Augustine of Hippo (354-430) – perhaps the churches greatest theologian. Here are three more quotes. My advice (for what it is worth…), don’t gobble them too quickly – taste one at a time and let the import sink in… There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future   Beware of despairing about yourself; you are commanded to place your trust in God, and not in yourself.   The church is the traveller’s inn where the wounded are healed....

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Managing Monday: A little extra Augustine…

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week we had a taster of 3 Augustine of Hippo (354-430) quotes. Here are the next 3. Hope they help you manage Monday… From Augustine… Patience is the companion of wisdom   What does love look like? It has hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.   Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever: and take care of your soul as if you were going to die...

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Managing Monday: Some quotes from Augustine

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Most people find Monday the most difficult day of the week. Weekend over, and with five work days looming, managing Monday can be a challenge. So I thought I would try to help by starting a regular ‘Managing Monday’ post. The format will be really simple – just 3 quotes from a notable person. Some weeks, all from the same person, other weeks, a mixture. Quotes will be brief (this is, after all, Monday) – but hopefully they will give a thoughtful start to the work week. For the academics amongst us – I have not tracked down each source carefully… and...

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