Homily - Fr Francis Afu - Daily Capsule

21 February 2017 

Capsule for the Day 

There is a road sign that reads "rough surface ahead". Many options may cross our minds when we read the sign. We may take the option of making a u-turn to avoid the rough surface. Or, we may dare the rough surface with the hope that we will get to our destination safely.

There are rough surfaces ahead of us in life. We have them in our relationships, jobs, dreams, etc. There is just no life endeavour that is without the warning sign "rough surface ahead". And in each of them, we have options: to either go through the rough surface or make a u-turn.

Ben Sirach in chapter 2 of his book  warns us of rough surfaces. "My son, my daughter", he said  "if you want to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal". But he didn't just warn us, he also taught us how to go through the ordeal. "Trust the Lord", he said "and He will uphold you".

Fr. Francis Afu

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