02 September 2009

processing: Augustine's Commentary on Psalm 135

Do you wish to hear how uniquely good He is? It was the Lord when asked, who said, "No one is good but God alone" (Mark 10:18). The uniqueness of his goodness is something that I am reluctant to pass over quickly but am incapable of praising fitly. If I move on rapidly, I am afraid I should appear ungrateful. But if I do undertake to expound it, I am afraid of becoming exhausted by the vast burden of the Lord's praises. Even so, my brothers, accept my praise of him, unfit though I am to utter it, so that, even if his praises be not fully unfolded, the zeal of him who utters them may at least be accepted. May God himself approve my intention and pardon my failure.

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