Everybody has problems

Last sunday, the priest in my local church gave an interesting homily He said people usually tell him that they have problems and his response is that he also has problems of his own. We tend to view our problems (selfishly i must add) as the most difficult problems in the world. And yet have you ever considered that there are people out there with bigger problems, people who are truly in great suffering?



Everyday, i pass by someone struggling even more than me. Yesterday someone showed me a video of two people who jumped from two buildings in Kampala to their death. There are people who live on the streets, they are homeless, some people are terminally ill, some people no longer have anyone to care for them in their old age and yet some people do not complain even when they are in such situations. So when i hear about someone taking their own life, it breaks my heart.

Some of the things we think are problems are actually not. I burnt one of my favorite coats ironing and i felt so bad. That really isn't a problem. If am stuck in jam, i grumble inwardly but that is not a problem. When someone walking on the street, shoves me because they are not looking where they are going, that is not a problem.  The priest in my local church also said you need to be careful about disclosing your problems to others. Often times your problems become gossip and entertainment for other people.(very sad indeed)



I encourage you to use discernment when talking about your problems. Share them with only one person you can trust and do not always expect sympathy from others. Carefully take a look at all the aspects of your life and you will find something to be truly grateful for. Pray to God because in prayer you will find true and lasting peace and a solution to any and all problems.

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