THERE are then in faith these three things. He in whom that faith is which worketh by love must necessarily hope for that which God doth promise. Hope therefore is the associate of faith. And then charity also by which we long and strive to attain, and glow with desire and hunger and thirst. This, then, is taken in also; and so there will be faith, hope, and charity.
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From Thoughts of St Augustine for Every Day
by Kathleen Mary Balfe (© 1926)
Nihil Obstat: Georgius D. Smith, S.T.D
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont