Don’t Write on Wax

Lenten Reflections 2015: Readings from Augustine

A good life lived according to God’s commands is like a pen that writes what is heard on the heart. If it were written on wax, it could easily be erased. Write it on your hearts, in your behavior, and it will never be erased. (EnPs 93[94], 30; PL 37, 1216)

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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