Saturday, July 12, 2008

Interesting Augustine Quote

In this brief excerpt from one of his sermons, St. Augustine makes an analytic distinction I'm quite sure I've never seen before:

"For the ears of the booty you have open, seeing that you hear the words which were spoken; but the ears of the heart you have still closed, seeing you understand not what was spoken."

St. Augustine, Sermon 82 on the New Testament
Translated by R.G. MacMullen

2 comments:

BillyD said...

Uh, "ears of the booty"?

Bryan Owen said...

Yep, it's a totally new concept for me!