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 occasionally a quote might be wrongly attributed. Sorry, just don’t have enough time – but let’s remember, this is a blog so a little latitude is permissible. Having said that, I do try to be accurate, and if you spot an error, point it out.

We start with Augustine of Hippo (354-430), who is arguably the greatest and most influential theologian since the founding of the church. In the midst of his theological tomes, he has left gems that continue to stand the test of time. We will spend each Monday in February savouring 3 different Augustine quotes. Why not pause after each to let it sink in. Hope they help you manage Monday.

From Augustine…

  • Light of my heart, do not let my darkness speak to me.
  • If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
  • Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.


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