Capsule for the Day
I hear so many disparaging me, ‘“terror from every side!” Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’ All those who used to be my friends watched for my downfall, ‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error. Then we will master him
and take our revenge!’ What would you do if you were the "him"?
I guess we would all react differently. No doubt, a good number of us might be overwhelmed by the scheming and plotting of those who are against them. We would be scared and end up living in fear. Jeremiah might have felt that way, but he turned a corner when he remembered how big God is.
He stopped considering how big and powerful his opponents were and started appreciating what God can do. "But the Lord", he said, "is at my side, a mighty hero; my opponents will stumble... confounded by their failure... unforgettable disgrace will be theirs". With this, he overcame.
Fr. Francis Afu