Homily - Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu

31 July 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

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