Saint Rita faced many difficulties in her life and learned to trust God in the midst of them. She relied heavily on the intercession and wisdom of Saint Augustine, wisdom that can also help us trust when faced with our own difficulties today.
Today we are experiencing a lot of division and conflict. Anger and vengefulness are common themes we see in the news headlines. In this post, Augustine offers us some wisdom for reflection on our own attitudes towards others we may disagree with or find difficult.
We all face difficult relationships. Do we give up on those we find difficult to work or live with, or do we remain hopeful that one day the grace of God will heal those relationships? Augustine invites us to remain optimistic.
We are living in a time when people are very divided over complex issues in which there really are no easy answers. Scripture and Saint Augustine offer us the virtue of humility as a path to unity and our common search for truth.
The goal of sharing all things in common using the example of the early Church is a noble one, however what does it look like in day to day life? Augustine offers us a concrete example that can serve as a model for sharing things in common today.
How do we address a problem with another person in a culture that values personal autonomy? Augustine's teaching on fraternal correction offers us a path to community dialogue and correction across a number of issues that can occur in any community of faith.
We live in a time when our future seems more uncertain than ever. Where do we place our hope and trust?