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Contemplation Blog 4

Contemplation of St. Augustine (4)

Blog 4

What is even worse and harder is to fall unknowingly, we think we are upright and do not do any effort to stand.

“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1Cor 10:12)
"You say, I am rich, have become wealthy and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked" (Revelation 3:17)

You are the Light, whereas I am darkness! You are Life, whereas I am death!

Who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light” (2Tim 1:10)

You are the Physician, whereas I am the patient! You are the Joy, whereas I am the sadness!

Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh 8:10)

You are sincere Truth, whereas I utter lies!

Let God be true but every man a liar” (Rom 3:4)
Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)