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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
Augustine on Psalm CIV
O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ouar, Commander of the Tiana Cohorte -- October 19 [Maximian 286-305]
This Sunday Psalm 114 is appointed. This is such a graphic and beautiful poem. I love the verse that asks: What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? In his essay, Augustine reminds us that it is by God's grace that we have been adopted as his sons and so are a part of the true Israel, which is ours by our faith; and that we carry within us the LORD's sanctuary.