53. We therefore see those things which Thou madest, because they
are; but they are because Thou se, est them. And we see without
that they are, and within that they are good, but Thou didst see them
there, when made, where Thou didst see them to be made. And we were
at another time moved to do well, after our hearts had conceived of
Thy Spirit; but in the former time, forsaking Thee, we were moved
to do evil but Thou, the One, the Good God, hast never ceased to
do good. And we also have certain good works, of Thy gift, but not
eternal; after these we hope to rest in Thy great hallowing. But
Thou, being the Good, needing no good, art ever at rest, because
Thou Thyself art Thy rest. And what man will teach man to
understand this? Or what angel, an angel? Or what angel, a man?
Let it be asked of Thee, sought in Thee, knocked for at Thee;
so, even so shall it be received, so shall it be found, so shall it
be opened. Amen.