Long Continuous Desire

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

-St. Paul to the Colossians 3.1-4

What did he go on to say? “When Christ appears, your life, then you also will appear with in him glory.” So now is the time for groaning, then it will be for rejoicing; now for desiring, then for embracing. What we desire is not now present; but let us not falter in desire; let long, continuous desire be our daily exercise, because the one who made the promise doesn’t cheat us.

-St. Augustine of Hippo

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