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In the Confessions by Saint Augustine Augustine addressed himself articulately and passionately to the persistent questions that stirred the minds and hearts of men since time began The Confessions tells a story in the form of a long conversion with God Through this conversion to Catholic Christianity Augustine encounters many aspects of love These forms of love help guide him towards an ultimate relationship with God His restless heart finally finds peace and rest in God at the end of The Confessions Augustine finds many ways in which he can find peace in God He is genuinely sorry for having turned away from God the source of peace and happiness Augustine is extremely thankful for having been given the opportunity to live with God Augustine uses love as his gate to Gods grace Throughout The Confessions love and wisdom the desire to love and be loved and his love for his concubine are all driving forces for Augustines desire to find peace in God The death of his friend upsets him deeply but also allows him to pursue God to become a faithful Christian Augustine often experiences darkness blindness and confusion while attempting to find rest in God but he knows that when he eventually finds him his restless heart will be saved Augustine started out in childhood with a restless heart because he had to live in two different worlds These worlds consisted of that of his mothers religious faith and the world of everything else These two worlds confused and disturbed Augustine as a child In his mothers world talk consisted of Christ the Savior and about the mighty god who helps us especially to go to heaven In the other world talk was about achieving It seems as if Augustine felt that if he were to live in both of these worlds his life would turn out to be nothing He believed he would not accomplish anything he would be remembered for
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