LITERATURE & REALITY?: Pleasure and Augustine’s Take on It

One of life’s intense pleasures is the taste of a fresh-picked tomato still warm from the sun, its glowing  skin threatening to explode with its swollen ripeness at the prick of a knife.  Decadent as the finest chocolate’s dark sweetness.  A gift from a God that strengthens belief, for man could never make this himself.

And there is Augustine’s message: Give the greatest glory to the power that creates the resource, for the source is from what it derives, like a petal from a rose that still holds its scent and its beauty.

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