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


BillyD said...

Uh, "ears of the booty"?

Bryan Owen said...

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