Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quote of the Day #181 - Augustine


This is a quote from Henry Bettenson's translation (1972) of Augustine's book, City of God, on the grace of God in saving sinners:
For it is only sins that separate men from God; and in this life purification from sins is not effected by our merit, but by the compassion of God, through his indulgence, not through our power; for even that poor little virtue which we call ours has itself been granted to us by his bounty.
~Augustine (City of God (Penguin Classics), 1984, Book X, Chapter 22)

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