Today’s Reflection January 31

That Samaritan of ours, namely Christ . . . took pity on him (the man lying on the roadside) when he was passing the same way . . . He lifted him up from the ground, and placed him on his own mount . . . And so you must beware of ever becoming conceited about your own merits. You didn’t have any, after all, when the Lord came to pick you up. In fact he found you naked, without any clothes; he found you beaten up, not in good health; he found you lying on the ground, not standing on your own feet; he discovered you straying, not returning on your own . . . You see, when you say . . . “The Lord is my guide,” you will confidently be able to add, “and I will lack nothing”. . .

St. Augustine


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