For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. ~Matt. 18:20
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Three Most Important Virtues
St. Augustine can be said to be the first Catholic novelist with his "Confessions". Some people have claimed that his story is boring, but I find it real and engaging. In fact, what makes St. Augustine so accessible in all his writings is his simplicity, a mark of the great spiritual directors who always manage to get to the heart of the matter without numerous twists and turns. Where else can you find something this deep in so few words?
"...the three most important Virtues are Humility, Humility, and Humility."
-Augustine of Hippo, 354-386
This brings to mind the final phrase in the Divine Praises: