Compulsion

Not a ‘Well Turned Phrase’

. . . . I do not care whether you expect some well-turned phrases today.  It is my duty to give you due warning by citing the Scriptures.  “Do not be slow to turn to the Lord, nor delay from one day to the next, for His anger shall come when you know not.” . . . I cannot be silent: I am forced to preach upon it.  Filled with fear myself, I fill you with fear.

Augustine, Sermon in Miscellanea Agostiniana, 1 (1930) 199.

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