Daily Capsule - Fr. Francis Afu
02 Oct 2017
Capsule for the Day
We live in an hyper active world. We are constantly doing something. We are so used to "doing" that it could be very frightening to take a break from doing. While doing is dignifying, there is need for a time to rest; a time to spend just being. A time to smell the roses and listen to birds sing.
A time to pray, to connect with the Author and Perfecter of our lives. A time to transcend "what shall I do next" to "why am I doing what I do". Often, we get so busy that we lose touch of the why? 'Doing' then become depersonifying instead of dignifying. At this point, we become victims of work.
Pope John XXIII said "if you are too busy to pray, you should pray two times more than you normally do". Prayer becomes the space where we recollect and we attempt the question "why am I doing what I do". Does what I do add value to who I am, my family etc? Can I rest from work?
Fr. Francis Afu