The righteous can be compared to stars – Saint Augustine

In the Confessions (between 397 and 400), Book XVIII, Saint Augustine develops ideas about justice in Chapter XVIII entitled “That the righteous may compare themselves to
stars; and of the difference of the gifts of God.”

According to St. Augustine, justice is superior to the world, it comes from God: “justice looks down on us from heaven.”

St. Augustine shows how God intercedes for righteous men:“Thus you fulfill the wishes of the righteous” by allowing through the Scriptures to“know the difference between the intelligible and the sensible intelligible things and the sensible, as between day and night, or between souls”