Why Did St. Monica say “Nothing is far from God”?
St. Monica was the mother of Augustine. She converted to the Christian faith. But her son lived a life which was far from Christian. She prayed and prayed for his conversion. She knew that even though Augustine seemed nowhere close to being a Christian, God could overcome that distance. And she was right. Augustine converted and became a fervent believer and defender of the faith. Yes, this is St. Augustine, who is one of the great doctors of the church.
This is a great lesson for parents everywhere. Pray for your children. Pray that they know God. Pray that they discern His will for them. Even if it seems impossible, it is not. God is close to them and speaks to them. We pray that our children hear His voice and grow close to Him.
There is also a movie, Restless Heart, which is mostly about St. Augustine, but it includes the important role which St. Monica played in his life.
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