In you 'today' never comes to an end: and yet our 'today' does come to an end in you, because time

, as well as everything else, exists in you. If it did not, it would have no means of passing. And since your years never come to an end, for you they are simply 'today'...But you yourself are eternally the same… A quote that offers light to realizations that gives awe or even peace to the hearts of many is written by St. Augustine of Hippo. However, to achieve this rare gift of humility in words is not a smooth wide road journey. St. Augustine of Hippo is also like us, the imperfect human beings. His lessons that taught us to love and appreciate everything in between started off simply. After seeing the short movie “Augustine of Hippo: A Passion for Life”, I was able to point out 5 events of St. Augustine’s life that made an impact on me. The first one was when he went to Carthage for his secondary education. However, while he was there it seemed that every circumstance drew him from his true course. The seductions of the city that was a center for pagan culture and language and his desire to be first in everything eventually led to his sinful relationship with a person who bore him a son. Later, he confessed to his mother, Monica, about his liaison. The second event that I took notice was when Augustine and his friend Honoratus fell into the traps of the Manichæans who believed that there exists a complex dualistic religion which is especially gnostic in character. However, there came a time that Honoratus got very ill and died. There Augustine realized that fighting death is a losing battle for it has already torn away half of his soul. At that point, Augustine hated death but he never regretted anything because he had loved his friend as if Honoratus will never die. The third and fourth event that was a major part of the story was the Conversion of Augustine and the death of Monica. Faith had offered him a higher place to contemplate the eternal. He was ordained a priest and bishop of Hippo and he also founded a monastery. He wrote spiritual and theological classics that have influenced the study of God ever since. When came the time that Monica had to bid farewell to earthly happiness, it was another one of the times that Augustine felt the presence of a brokenheart. The last point in Augustine’s life that made an impression on me was his death. It was because his passing never signaled an end point but a continuous line in his philosophies and principles. St. Augustine of Hippo has contributed a lot to men. At the very least, St. Augustine reminded us that “… we will see and we will love. Not because we will be able to possess all the light, which will always be inexhaustible, but because we will enter wholly into that light.”