Now, in so far as the soul takes pleasure in itself, and disregarding God, the centre of all souls, wishes to put itself, or others, in God's place, preferring its own dominion to His over all; in so far is it blameable.
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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