Confessions

by: St. Augustine

Book VI

1

There was indeed one thing for which I wished to tarry a little in this life, and that was that I might see you a Catholic Christian before I died. My god has answered this more than abundantly

2

I continued to reflect on these things, and you were with me. I sighed, and you heard me. I vacillated, and you guided me. I roamed in the broad way of the world, and you did not desert me.

3

I delayed my conversion to the lord; I postponed from day to day the life in you, but I could not postpone the daily death in myself.