In today’s fast paced world, we often tend to forget about what matters the most and go chasing after the worldly matters. During the course of time we often get drifted apart from God. Sometimes we may backslide by deliberately choosing to indulge in life’s sinful pleasures. If you have gone astray, it’s important that you find your way back to Him. The journey back towards God sure may be a bit difficult but not impossible. We can see this clearly from the life of St. Augustine.
St. Augustine during his youth sank into an abyss of pride and lust. He spent many years of his life in wicked living and in false beliefs. Due to intervention of God, Augustine began a new life.
He is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break. As St. Augustine once said ” This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.” We should also accept and step away from our sins and grow closer to God. We need to understand that though we live in a fast paced world. But God is often a slow motion God. Though he can create a planet in one day, he often takes his time when building some character. Though he can instantly heal a blind man with one word, he prefers to heal a human heart over time.