St. Augustine’s conversion was preceded by years of struggle and searching. The world’s philosophies could not bring him to faith. One day, while in a garden, he picked up the word of God, read it, and placed his faith in Christ. He went on to become, arguably, the most influential theologian since the apostles. It was the power of the Word that brought him to faith. What took him to the Word? He wrote in Book Eight of the Confessions, “And suddenly I heard a voice from some nearby house, a boy’s voice or a girl’s voice, I do not know: but it was a sort of sing-song, repeated again and again, ‘Take and read, take and read’” (F. J. Sheed's translation).
If this blog becomes anything to anyone I hope that it is like the words heard in the garden that day. Though they come across as the sing-song ramblings of a child, may they point to the Word, and thus, point you to Christ. Take and read, take and read.