Thus then have I considered the sicknesses of my sins in that threefold concupiscence, and have called Thy right hand to my
help. For with a wounded heart have I beheld Thy brightness, and stricken back I said, “Who can attain thither? I am cast
away from the sight of Thine eyes.” Thou art the Truth who presidest over all, but I through my covetousness would not indeed
forego Thee, but would with Thee possess a lie; as no man would in such wise speak falsely, as himself to be
ignorant of the truth. So then I lost Thee, because Thou vouchsafest not to be possessed with a lie.