A Little Piece of God’s Creation
Updated: Jul 21, 2019
Augustine writes in the very first paragraph of his Confessions that man desires to praise God, and then he adds a beautiful phrase when he refers to man as ‘a little piece of [God’s] creation. It seems to me that Augustine offers a necessary corrective to our narcissistic age, which is focused upon the autonomous individual to such an extent, that fragile human beings have come to make idols of themselves. We are nothing more and nothing less than ‘a little piece of his creation’, who were created to live lives of praise to our creator. We desperately need to rediscover this reality for our hearts are restless until they find rest in God.