Video of the Day- Patience, Penance, Promises
St Augustine taught that in the 4000 years of waiting for the fulfillment of the God’s promise, namely that of the Savior, God provided the people TRUTH... Divine Revelation. This is the Old Testament wherein He revealed many things about Himself and His Creation. St. Augustine said this revelation in turn sparked desire in the hearts of man to live according to the truth. Yet, since the Savior had not yet come, they lacked the power or moral strength (which requires much grace) to do the good indicated. They had truth and desire but little power. This required them to persevere patiently in that time while awaiting the fulfillment of God’s promises for the Redeemer. We are now in another Advent moment of the world. We know there are promises to be fulfilled (e.g., the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart). We know in truth that peace will come, and we have a deep desire for this penance. Yet, we lack the power. God is showing the world where peace comes from! Not from us! Thus, we must be about patiently doing penance, penance, penance until the promises be fulfilled. This three fold penance is none other than the duties of our state in life.