“O Lord, let me not tire of thanking You for Your mercy in rescuing me from all my wicked ways, so that You may be sweeter to me than all the joys which used to tempt me, so that I may love You most intensely and clasp Your hand with all the power of my devotion, so that You may save me from all temptation until the end of my days.”
–Aurelius Augustine, Confessions, (1.15.24). Trans. R.S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Penguin, 1961), 35.