July 5, 2009 Take up and read
Finding a story that moves your life isn’t easy. But reading St. Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions, a person starts to realize how tangible the experience of a man in 400 AD can relate. The story goes as St. Augustine was chasing after the wind with pride and selfishness, his mother was worried sick over his fruitless life.
Credits: [ FLICKR | Saint Augustin et sa mère sainte Monique, 1846, Ary Scheffer ]
In the book Confessions, his pivot point was when he heard a nursery rhyme “take up and read, take up and read.” He picked up the bible and said it was a knife to his soul.” Allistair Begg, outlines it best with his “You are in charge of nothing. Anything you think you are in charge of is an illusion.” Click below to hear his rant.