Confessions

by: St. Augustine

Book II

1

I wish now to review in memory my past wickedness and the carnal corruptions of my soul—not because I still love them, but that I may love you, my god.

2

For these inferior values have their delights, but not at all equal to my god, who made them all. For in him do the righteous delight and he is the sweetness of the upright in heart.

3

The powerful man seeks to be feared, because of his cruelty; but who ought really to be feared but god only?