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.
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?
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…
When we live without a sense of possessiveness we live in a way that allows others to simply live. This can be a source of unity for all of us.