Reflection On St. Augustine And Healing

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Reflection on St. Augustine Del Rosario, Gabriel Christian G.

“Faith = Healing”

Among all the philosophers that we have taken up so far in class, St. Augustine has made the biggest impact on me thus far. What caught my attention to Augustine was the fact that he was a non-believer who indulged himself in what can be considered paganistic teachings, but after converting to Christianity, he became a different person, one that had changed for the better. He taught that true happiness could only be found in God and that one can only truly partake in Philosophy if he had faith and reason. What truly struck me the most among Augustine’s teachings were his teachings on the moral quest and the human condition. In it, he states that man condition
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Both concepts really play out with how I am now. As a devout Catholic, I find myself happier doing good and the Law of God. It makes me happy knowing that I don’t misuse love as attachments, but more of acknowledging that they are God-given and that I can derive a sense of satisfaction from them. The happiness caused by my finding of God in me led me towards a path of good. Of course, sometimes I go astray, but I always find myself looking up and coming back to the path. What can be learned from my experience is that steadfast faith will lead you to the supreme …show more content…
In being truly moral, you can attain true happiness found in the supreme good. Faith also teaches us to respect the role of love, moreover, it teaches us to respect the things we love. Often times we take what we love for granted. This disordered notion of love brings about the evil nature of man. If we respect the things we love and the role of love itself, not only are we being truly moral, we are respecting the essence of their goodness, which subsequently is God. Having a steadfast faith then is a way to attain the supreme goodness. In having steadfast faith, we have a chance to be complete. Universally speaking, the acknowledgement of faith can still be applied. Of course, considering the other religious beliefs, this faith may be subjective. But as men of faith, we must respect other people’s beliefs. Our faith in God calls us to be morally correct to the other beliefs, just as their beliefs call for respect, more often than not. This respect is a form of love, as mentioned earlier. In effect, steadfast faith then shows us a way to act morally among others who may not share our beliefs. Having steadfast faith keeps us on the path towards the supreme good, even in the midst of other

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