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Can we learn from others?
by Mike Keating on Wednesday, 5th of March 2014

I asked the question last Sunday when examining the 'wisdom' of Solomon who experiemented with all that this world 'under the sun' offers and he concluded that nothing is really worthwhile. Life is fleeting, frustrating and fickle.

St Augustine was another who 'played' around with life and all its options. He lived it up big time and became more and more restless and dissatisfied. He finally concluded "There must be something more to life than this". A few weeks ago I made the point that all of this life is to teach us that there is more to life than this life. Eventually, Augustine made his peace with God and became who of the great sages of the Western world. He wrote in The Confessions

Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new

Late have I loved you!

Lo, you were within

but I was outside, seeking there for you

and upon the shapely things you have made I rushed headlong

I, mishappen.

You were with me

but I was not with you

They held me back from you

those things which have no being

were they not in you

You called, shouted, broke through my deafness,

you flared, blazed, banished my blindess,

you lavished your fragrance, I gasped and now I pant for you

I tasted you and hunger and thirst

you touched me, and I burned for you peace

Have an amazing week ...


- Ps Mike Keating