Capsule for the Day
Borrowing the words of Tim Gray, the author of Walking With God: A Journey through the Bible, "at the heart of every story is a plot and the key ingredient of a good plot is conflict". Conflict and tensions are at the very heart of our Christian story. From the very beginning there was conflict.
Our personal stories aren't free from conflicts. Day by day, we live through conflicts: good vs evil, family needs vs personal needs etc. We go through life wrestling with the unknown; what will become of my choices. So, there is the internal conflict that leaves the heart restless. We want to resolve it.
To say the least, the restlessness, the conflicts are good. They leave us searching for that which makes us whole - God. It is in God and with God that our conflicts are resolved. To try to resolve our conflicts without God is the very definition of unhappiness and insanity. We need God.
Fr. Francis Afu