“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” St. Augustine of Hippo’s Confessions.
Charles Johnston is a father and husband in Phoenix, Arizona. His conversion journey has taken years, as he felt God pulling him toward His Church but he resisted until he couldn’t take it anymore. He gave in and fell in love with His Church. He blogs for ‘Now that I’m catholic.wordpress.com’. In this episode, I talk to Charles, about the Apostle Peter, his ministry and transformation from a fisherman to fisher of men.
In this episode, Pamela talks to Charles about St. Augustine of Hippo.
He speaks about:
-How St. Augustine had his Damascus moment?
-How we shouldn’t judge people coming back to the Church.
-How prayer matters for conversion.
-How only God can fill the God sized vacuum in our hearts!
Here’s the podcast. We don’t have a transcript this week. Let me know if you’d prefer reading.
Some of St. Augustine’s famous quotes:
- The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
- Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
- Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.
- Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
- God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
- Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
- Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
- God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.
- He that becomes protector of sin shall surely become its prisoner.
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