Just thinking about Monica and Augustine, and the little brother today. The power of persistent prayer, but free will as well. Yikes! The prayers of many, methinks, are an occasion by which the Lord provides us the grace to have a heart so restless that it cannot rest until it resteth in Him, in fact, in heaven. When one fellow complained that he was unworthy of the Lord’s attention, Augustine reprimanded him, saying, “Asinus es, sed Christum portas!” (You are a Jackass, but you carry Christ). How restless our hearts are. It’s as if we’re carrying them outside of ourselves showing them to the Lord Jesus, Mary’s Son. It seems to me that I am such a Jackass… Thanks be to God! Must be the prayers of many, for which I thank you. Yikes!