May 8th Meditation
People who change their way of life and begin to think about making spiritual progress also begin to suffer from the tongues of detractors. Whoever has not yet suffered this trial has not yet made progress, and whoever is not ready to suffer it does not even endeavor to progress. -St. Augustine Commentary on Psalm 119,3
Prayer: Come to my aid, O God, the one eternal, true reality! In You there is no strife, no disorder, no change, no need, and no death; only supreme charity, supreme permanence, supreme fullness, and supreme life. -St. Augustine Soliloquies 1,1
O God, may I suffer the tongues of detractors for your sake!