This is a sermon delivered by St. Augustine on the words in Mat 17, "why could we not cast it out?" Text edited by Ambrose Bean. Audio edited by Stephen Bean.
St. Augustine says something in Book X of Confessions that has always made me somewhat uncomfortable. At the time he's writing, Augustine has long since converted. He is a bishop, renowned theologian, preacher, and saint. In this section of his book, he discusses the temptations that he struggles with daily, and one is particularly interesting: "But [...]