Capsule for the Day
Where is God or where was He when such and such happened is a very familiar question. We ask this question, not because we don't know where He is but because we can't reconcile His presence with the reality that has confronted us. Where is He? Why isn't He doing something? Let Him act!
The truth is, God is always with us. His presence is always active and effective. He is in the bullet that kills and in the person being killed. He is God in both situations. So, why didn’t He stop the killing? Of what use is God then if He can't stop the killing? Where is God and what is He doing?
At one point or the other, we all asked these questions; and the answer is always the same "I was in the bullet and in the person killed by it just as I was in the executioners and in My Son crucified by them". For I am God in you, with you and for you; doing what I alone know how to do. Trust Me.
Fr. Francis Afu