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God bids us to do what we cannot, so that we may know what we ought to seek from him.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but he has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
Augustine on Christ’s second coming: “That day lies hid, that every day we may be on the watch.... He who loves the coming of the Lord is not he who affirms that it is far off, nor is it he who says that it is near; but rather he who, whether it be far off or near, awaits it with sincere faith, steadfast hope, and fervent love.”
If you are to receive your due, you must be punished. If you wish to be an alien from grace, boast your merits.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
We shall rest and we shall see, we shall see and we shall love, we shall love and we shall pray, in the end – which is no end.
God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
He who sings well, prays twice.
What three graces does a minister need most? Humility. Humility. Humility.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works