Augustine For Today

SEPTEMBER 14 - EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

“The cross of Christ is a great lampstand. Whoever wishes to shine mustn’t be ashamed of this wooden lampstand … Let the world be crucified to you, crucify yourselves to the world. What does that mean? Don’t look to the world for happiness; hold yourselves back from the happiness of the world … If the good things of the world don’t corrupt you, if the bad things of the world don’t corrupt you, the world has been crucified to you, you have been crucified to the world. Glory in the lampstand.”

            Sermon 289, 6