Augustine For Today

December 31 - Saint Sylvester

“Let us walk in Jesus’ ways, following the paths he has shown us; above all let us pursue the way of humility, since he himself became the way of humility for our sake … But how did he bring himself down? John tells us: The Word was made flesh and lived among us. The Word of God could not be slain; and so, for the immortal word to be able to die for us, he became man and lived among us. The Immortal put on mortality in order to die for us, and by his death to slay the death of us all. This is the Lord’s doing; this is his gift to us.”

Sermon 23A