Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu

31 Jul 2017

Capsule for the Day

In his book, God's answers to Life's Difficult Questions (a must-read), Rick Warren cited an anonymous quote "Christians should never let problems get them down, except down on their knees". I just love the quote. It reminds me of a similar quote "to kneel is to win". Prayer!

But come to think of it, when we let problems put us down, we go down with our problems; we are overcome. On the other hand, when we go on our knees, we overcome; we rise above problems. Peter walking on the sea is a good example here. He sank when he let problems take hold of him. 

But when he cried out to Christ - prayer, he rose and walked on the sea. Things (big, small) happen when we pray. To kneel is to win. Like Rick Warren, we should never let problems get us down. Colossians 1:11 "you will have in you strength... never to give in, but to bear anything joyfully".

Fr. Francis Afu

Faith doing justice
Dabar Online
St Vincent de Paul Society
Apple Google Play