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A friend sent this to me the other day... not sure where she got it, so I can't give attribution. But it really made me stop and think....

St. Augustine once preached a sermon in which he proposed a kind of self-test to see if we truly love God.

"Suppose God proposed to you a deal and said, I will give you anything you want. You can possess the whole world. Nothing will be impossible for you....Nothing will be a sin, nothing forbidden. You will never die, never have pain, never have anything you do not want and always have anything you do want - except for just one thing: you will never see My face."

Augustine closed with a question.

Did a chill rise in your hearts, when you heard the words, "you will never see My face"? That chill is the most precious thing in you; that is the pure love of God.

"What good is it for man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul?" Mark 8:36

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