“But God made you without you. You didn’t, after all, give any consent to God making you. How were you to consent, if you didn’t yet exist? So, while he made you without you, he doesn’t justify you without you. So, he made you without you knowing it, he justifies you with your willing consent to it.” (Saint Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 169)
The Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of Grace (A.D. 354 – 430) is August 28.