Capsule for the Day
When our faith in God is weak or when we no longer walk with Him, we are easily drawn to four things: Power, Honour, Wealth and Pleasure. We seek power, control, dominance, even substance abuse to fill in the vacuum created by our distance from God. We crave for power! We control.
But we also seek honour, fame, recognition. We cut corners. We get to the top, then we realise it is all empty... wealth don't help either... its power to command goods and services is alluring. We amass wealth. Greed sets in and its ripple effects spread and leave us with hunger for more stuff.
Stuff and their immediate pleasure makes us victims of desire. There are no limits; it's purely pleasure for pleasure sake. All because we have cut off from Him who can humble our pride, purify our desire and order our path. But we can reconnect with Him. And with Him, we can claim our faith.
Fr. Francis Afu