Quotable Creation Care: St. Augustine on the Solace of Friendship

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The greatest source of repair and restoration was the solace of friends … to make conversation, to share a joke, to perform mutual acts of kindness, to read together well-written books, to disagree without animosity, to teach each other something or to learn from one another, to long with impatience for those absent, to welcome them with gladness on their arrival. These and other things come through the heart of those who love and are loved.

St. Augustine. Confessions.

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