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What makes is the difference between a regular Catholic and saints Are all Saints supreme beings of righteousness Saints are usually looked at as Gods holiest servants people who have centered their lives around God and the teaching of the Church Saints are seen as if they are without sin If these things are true then how does one explain the sainthood of Aurelius Augustinus or Saint Augustine Augustine in no way fits the traditional mold of saint Quite the contrary his life was full of sin People can find it very easy to sympathize with Augustines story because of his humanity He does not place himself above anyone He shows his life as it was a very confused and sinful life But through his conversion he sets himself apart from the rest Augustine was effected by many outside factors that lead to his change in point of view The outside forces drove Augustine to look inward and see what exactly he was made of The result was a total change in point of view bringing him closer to God Friendship played a crucial role throughout all of Augustines life He loved having friends and he loved being peoples friend Augustine was always concerned that his friendships were equal in nature There was always a perfect balance between give and take His friendships and other love relationships were vital in his conversion and his final evolution Childhood is normally filled with immature flights of fancy that are sinful in the hearts of the children but when together they cannot resist the temptation Augustine led a very similar type of childhood When he was together with his friends he did many things that he knew were wrong All of them were conscious of the wrong but felt that there was safety in numbers In his confession he speaks of the incident with the pear tree Augustine and his friends come across a pear tree and decide
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