We have all made resolutions to improve our lives only to find our human weakness get in the way. This post reflects on Augustine's invitation to find hope in the mercy of God rather than our own strength.
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?
What is stopping us from becoming our best selves? Augustine invites us to reflect on what it is that we are attached to.
If we are ever disappointed or dissatisfied, especially with ourselves, such experiences could actually be good news if we can realize that ultimate satisfaction cannot be found on this earth…