Capsule for the Day
"A Problem shared is a problem halved" is a saying that could be very helpful. But it depends on who we shared our problems with. There are many people who take an interest in our problems, and offer us wonderful pieces of advice but who actually say behind us, "that serves him/her right".
When we come to terms with this reality, we find it difficult to be open, to trust and to share our problems. Many have been wounded by sharing their problems. They trusted those they shared their problems with, but what they never knew is what they shared would be used against them.
We live in an interesting world. The good and the honourable suffer, while the cunning and deceitful receive praise, admiration and honour. It hurts, but it is the reality of life. So, what shall we do? We have to turn to Our Father who can't betray us and tell Him our problems. He will help.
Fr. Francis Afu