There is something perplexing about that. Many times we wrestle with trying to understand God’s presence in our lives. One of the greatest theologians in the history of the church was St. Augustine, who lived in the fourth and fifth century after the birth of Christ. In his famous autobiography entitled Confessions he reflects on his journey to the Christian faith. As a young man, Augustine lived a very rebellious life, engaging in riotous living in a very pagan society and even at one point taking a mistress.
Augustine’s mother, Monica, was a devout Christian who more than anything else wanted her son to become a follower of Jesus. At one point Augustine told his mother that he was leaving their home in northern Africa to take a journey to Italy. At that time Italy was a very pagan country and his mother begged him not to go on this journey. But Augustine was determined to make the trip. So, even as his mother prayed in the chapel all night long that her son would not make this journe