"We must know first our captivity, then our liberation: we must know Babylon and Jerusalem. These were two cities recorded in the Bible. They were founded to symbolize those two "cities" that began in the far past and will continue to the end of time".
St. Augustine Commentary on Psalm 64, 1-2
Prayer: Lord, while I move and bear this body, I pray that I may be pure, generous, just, and prudent. May I be a perfect lover and knower of Your Wisdom. Finally, may I be worthy of Your Dwelling Place and live in Your most blessed Kingdom.
St. Augustine Soliloquies 1,1