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On Christian Doctrine In Four Books by St. Augustine

Chapter 36. For if we find our happiness complete in one anotherà

36. For if we find our happiness complete in one another, we stop short upon the road, and place our hope of happiness in man or angel. Now the proud man and the proud angel arrogate this to themselves, and are glad to have the hope of others fixed upon them. But, on the contrary, the holy man and the holy angel, even when we are weary and anxious to stay with them and rest in them, set themselves to recruit our energies with the provision which they have received of God for us or for themselves; and then urge us thus refreshed to go on our way towards Him, in the enjoyment of whom we find our common happiness. For even the apostle exclaims, |Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?| And again: |Neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.| And the angel admonisheth the man who is about to worship him, that he should rather worship Him who is his Master, and under whom he himself is a fellow-servant.

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