Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Providence of God

Meditation for August 19

God is the unchanging conductor as well as the unchanged creator of things that change.  When He adds, abolishes, curtails, increases, or diminishes the rites of any age, He is ordering all events according to His providence.
This will hold good until the beauty of the completed course of time-whose parts are the dispensations suitable to each different period-shall have played itself out, like the great melody of some ineffable composer. --St. Augustine Letter 138, 1

Prayer:  Instruct me, Lord, and command what you will.  But first heal me and open my ears that I may hear Your words.  --St. Augustine Soliloquies 1, 1

1 comment:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I have felt the providence of God on a near-daily basis. He does take care of His own -- and often others as well.