|"Consider this analogy from the animals that we tame. A horse does not tame itself; a camel does not tame itself; an elephant does not tame itself; a snake does not tame itself; a lion does not tame itself. So too a man does not tame himself. In order to tame a horse, an ox, a camel, an elephant, a lion and a snake, a human being is required. Therefore God should be required in order for a human being to be tamed."
-Augustine (Sermon 55.2)
your ways are just
and your commandments are true.
Help us to understand your law,
and when understanding fails
inspire us to follow you
in joyful obedience,
so that we may faithfully serve you,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
-A prayer inspired by Psalm 119 from Psalms for All Seasons.