Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"Rest and see, see and love, love and praise"

In a post at his blog, Snakes and Ladders, Alan Jacobs excerpted a passage from the final chapter of Augustine's City of God, "Of the Eternal Felicity of the City of God, and of the Perpetual Sabbath." From that chapter, the passage Jacobs quoted:
Suffice it to say that the seventh [age] shall be our Sabbath, which shall be brought to a close, not by an evening, but by the Lord's day, as an eighth and eternal day, consecrated by the resurrection of Christ, and prefiguring the eternal repose not only of the spirit, but also of the body. There we shall rest and see, see and love, love and praise. This is what shall be in the end without end. For what other end do we propose to ourselves than to attain to the kingdom of which there is no end?

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