Augustine's Journey Analysis

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Augustine makes it very clear that life is a journey. Within the journey that is life, we have individual journeys that can either impact our lives positively, or completely lead us to self destruction. A journey that Augustine has so well written down for us to read is his spiritual journey. His journey, like most, was not always easy. He faced death, separation, anger, abandonment and so many other circumstances. In the confessions however, Augustine has laid out all of his sins and shames on paper, but also at the feet of God. He has asked God for forgiveness for these sins and has made it clear that he has chosen to change his life forever. Augustin states that “our heart is restless until it rests in you” (Confessions 1.1). Augustine wants …show more content…
Monica seems to portray the kind of faith that Augustine had in God. In times of grief and sorrow, people tend to look for someone or something for rest. Augustine, at this point of his life being converted, turned to God. Through all this, Augustine had established such a secure and strong relationship with God, one that seemed to be hardly shaken. When his mother died, he let himself grieve and cry, even though he knew people would not accept it (Confessions 13.12). Amongst his pain, he still saw God as the creator of everything and that “rest may weakened limbs restore for labor’s needs, and ease our weary minds, and free our worried hearts from grief” (Confessions 12.12). Augustine has grown so much in his faith that he could seek God for rest and …show more content…
Considering, we can not know his every thoughts that continued after these writings. Not to mention, there could still be some demons that he is holding on to. But what is important is that Augustine had such a transformation throughout his life. He became a young boy not very interested in religion, to a man of God that christians today have high respects for. By the end of the book, he seemed to have gained a strong understanding of God, through his encounters with him and through his confessions. He seemed at peace with who God was and who he was in the face of the Lord. All in all, Augustine did seem to find rest in God because he completely let him transform him and became a new creation in him. His heart did not seem so heavy with questions about God rather his soul seemed at rest because he knew God and gave him praise and

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