Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthdays



Happy Birthday--it's the most universally known song in the world.

When we arrived in Kenyna two years ago, finally lying in bed after an exhausting couple of days of flying, wafting through the open window came Happy Birthday being sung in three part harmony. Indeed this Kenya was a strange place--everything from mosquitos that can kill you to roadside stops by the military. But my welcome was Happy Birthday. Universal thankfulness for the miracle of being alive.

This past week was the birthday of Augustine. Augustine thought great thoughts that we hand to each other without ever knowing or really caring where that particular wisdom came from.

"Love is the beauty of the soul."

Today I'd like to stand on the shoulders of Augustine and sing Happy Birthday and give you another little gift from him:

"God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist."

Think on that for a lifetime or two.

3 comments:

Craig and Bethany said...

And in the end the righteous will lack no good thing. Stunning.

Pig Woman said...

Now that I am not afraid of offending (St.) Augustine, snort snort, I have to say there is something real cock-eyed about that statement. Frankly, I find it offensively presumptuous, and I am not even God.

Pig Woman said...

hmmmm. No one going to challenge my statements? Well, I guess I must be right. snort.