More posts from the CatholicMemes community. Many a time he disregarded the promptings of the Holy Spirit. driftglass. Yes, Lord, make me chaste, especially as a college student, but not yet. share. Augustine’s confessions make interesting reading! Update on December 15, 2015 by Pastor Jack Wellman. - St. Augustine (Confessions 8,7) I thought you might like this prayer.

Rather than his previous strange prayer, "Lord, make me chaste, but not yet!" 100% Upvoted. I'm about halfway through St. Augustine's Confessions. Tip Jar. Although he was not a follower of Christ at the time, I think that those of us who are likewise honest with ourselves can confess to having experienced similar feelings toward sin at some point in our Christian lives.

I know the “not yet” part shouldn’t be in there, but I still have the temptation to have sex with a woman. "Lord, make me chaste - but not yet!" 924.

← “Lord, Make Me Chaste – But Not Yet” (Part 1) Theists Create Atheists, Atheists Create Theists: Beyond Polarities (Part 1) → “Lord, Make Me Chaste – But Not Yet” (Part 2) Posted on March 18, 2012 by johnmkennedy. As he recalls his prayers from those wayward days: Lord, make me chaste. Augustine of Hippo (also known as Saint Augustine and Saint Austin) was born in 354 AD, in Africa. "O Lord, make me chaste, but not yet!" “Lord, make me chaste (sexually pure)—but not yet.” That was Augustine’s prayer as a young man. It’s so hard for me though! The Druck equivalent: Lord, give me QT. he now prayed, "May your Scriptures be my chaste delight. Honest, isn’t he? He lived in relative luxury and enjoyed a life of sin. It shows that he struggled with the same things you and I do, and had a hard time letting go of his lustfulness. - Saint Augustine quotes from “Lord make me chaste, but not yet,” is one of the funniest lines ever written. 932.

( Amen ) We end up crying out with the Apostle Paul, ( Preach it ) "The good that I would I do not: And the evil that I would not, that I do." "Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it..." - Saint Augustine quotes from The Confessions of St. Augustine – therein lies our hope. The Confessions (Book VIII) ... young man, supremely miserable even in the very outset of my youth, had entreated chastity of You, and said, Grant me chastity and continency, but not yet. Or sometimes we even have to end up crying out with Saint Augustine as he said in his Confessions, "Lord, make me pure, but not yet." One of his most popular books was ‘Confessions’, where he talked about his sinful childhood and early adult life. But now it said this very faintly; for in the direction I had set my face, and yet toward which I still trembled to go, the chaste dignity of continence appeared to me -- cheerful but not wanton, modestly alluring me to come and doubt nothing, extending her holy hands, full of a multitude of good examples -- to receive and embrace me. comment. Deus vult! He was the young man who prayed “Lord, make me chaste (sexually pure) – but not yet!” He became a great intellectual, a professor of Rhetoric in the city of Milan. 932.

In his memoir Confessions, Augustine recounts that he would pray, "Lord, make me chaste—but not yet." Posted by 3 days ago. But not yet. save hide report. The communion of saints adds a pretty cool dimension to reading books like this and even Scripture. "Give me chastity and continence, but not yet."

146 Augustine Quotes. Sort by. save hide report. Pornography no longer satisfies my lust, even if I went back to my old ways. share. 38 comments. It’s like St. Augustine, who prior to his conversion to Christianity in his early-30s, was quite the ladies man. Here was a man whose younger years were spent on dissipation and sin. best. He is known by many as one of the most important leaders of the early church. Lord, Make Me Chaste -- But Not Yet. To experience this, Augustine had given up his previous life and replaced it with the life of an active Christian person.

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Sitting in the Clatter Coffee House in Frostburg, Maryland, rereading selections from “Confessions,” which I’ll be teaching tomorrow in my World lit class, I look over the top of my book now and then to observe the myriad of couples who also frequent the place on a Sunday morning. Here is a link to the book if you want to read his story. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. As Augustine well knew, this works great as a pick-up line.

No, my body harasses me with lustful thoughts and desires to have sex. Be the first to share what you think! And while we all put our heads together to figure out how this is all my fault, a little music!

"Make me chaste and continent, but not yet." But not yet.

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