2. I'm reading Augustine's Confessions (again) for my church history course. Now that I've studied his life and am fairly familiar with his timeline, his Confessions make a lot more sense to me. For some reason this time, his battle with lust and sexual sin is really sticking out to me. Part of him wanted purity, but he found himself unable to resist temptation.
As I read about Augustine's internal battle, I instantly remembered my own ten years ago. I know what it feels like to sense yourself trapped by sin and unable to give it up. I had forgotten, but as I remember now I'm filled with a deep sense of joy and peace. I'll tell you the story in 2 weeks as I celebrate the end of my first decade pursuing Jesus. For today I'll just smile and be grateful.