Today we hear about the Station, listen to Pope Benedict’s reflection on the Transfiguration, and hear St. Augustine’s sound warning to take care of our little boats.
A taste of Augustine from the Tractates on the Gospel of John:
The drops that fill rivers are tiny; grains of sand are tiny, but if there are many, their weight becomes crushing. A tiny leak in the hold of the boat, if neglected, allows water to enter little by little, producing the same effect as a single flooding wave: continuing to enter little by little, without ever being emptied, it sinks the boat. And what does this emptying mean, …?