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Asking a sick man for healing

January 26, 2012

On his death-bed, a sick man was brought to him to be healed. His first reaction was to joke: ‘If I had the gift you say I have, I would be the first to try it on myself; but, as soon as he heard that the man had been told to come to him by a dream, he laid his hands on him.

Augustine of Hippo, Brown, (1966) 413

Perhaps God granted Augustine to heal others, but not himself… According to Possidius’ Life of Augustine the man was healed