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Contemplation Blog 14

Contemplation of St. Augustine (14)

Blog 14

Let the sea roar and all its waves, let the earth shake and all things on it tremble.

The Lord reigns; Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim; Let the earth be moved” (Psalm 99:1)

Bring lightning upon them so that all doubt may disappear. Finally uncover the depths of the sea and the foundations of the earth to my ears.

“The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, because He was angry” (Psalm 18:7)

Through You, I rise and without You, I perish. Through You, I am filled with joy, and without You I die of sadness!

“My heart rejoices in the Lord” (1Sam 2:1)
"You may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life" (Deuteronomy 30:20)

Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)