There are situations we find ourselves in that aren't favourable. Perhaps, there are situations you loathe. Left to you alone, you wouldn't be in that situation. But somehow, you are in it. You're struggling to find out why this situation and why you. The Biblical Esther had these struggles.
She was a faithful Jew. but found herself living in the palace of "a pagan" King. Nothing could be more abhorrent to a Jew's sensitivity! But Esther lived through the situation. She was honest with her struggles; she shared them with the Lord. The Lord heard her, He hears "the poor".
It was in the context of prayer that Esther found answers to the why. Dear friends, you may be in a situation you don't understand at the moment. You may be angry about it. But anger alone doesn't help. You have to seek answers from the Lord. Why me and why the situation, Lord?
Fr. Francis Afu