Prof. Neri Capponi [Editor's Note: This article is an edited, condensed version of a lecture by the same name given by Count Capponi under the auspices of the St. Joseph Foundation to audiences in six cities in the United States from May 25 to June 6, 1995. At all times, but especially in times of crisis, we need to feed upon the Word of God so that we have a rock-solid foundation upon which to build our lives. While we are standing God is preparing us to walk in faith and not faint. The Struggle to Keep the Faith . Any shortcomings in the article are due to my editing. Faith doesn't solve our problems but it transforms our relationship to them. I do not know of many Christians who have not at some time had a crisis point in their walk with God. Faith in time of crisis. As people of faith, one of the ways that we find God in times of crisis, is to acknowledge— not ignore— the pain. The most important but difficult thing to do in times of crisis is to lift our gaze from the fear-breathing circumstances and to focus our attention on the Lord. In times of crisis sometimes we just need to stand still. Job does this well. He rails at God. I mean really rails at God. We admit that we are grieving. We take the time to be courageous enough to talk about what’s ailing us. A prayer from people of faith during this time of crisis Even as doctors, scientists and our political leaders impart their best wisdom, only you, Lord, can settle our minds. We like to talk about how smart we are and how capable we are, but as soon as things get too difficult, then we want to deride God’s power and authority. Third We are to see the Salvation of God. TIMES OF CRISIS, TIMES FOR FAITH. Remember to pin me for later! We find it difficult to concentrate, to pray, to think clearly and to stay firm in faith in times of crisis. We never hold ourselves accountable for what we can do to help each other in a time of crisis. How we respond to such a crisis in many ways determines our future maturity as a Christian. CMW.] Imagine that: two strangers working together to help each other to make it through a crisis. In times of crisis, that can make all the difference. After registering its first Covid-19 case, Rwanda put in place measures to curb the spread of the virus, among which, places of worship, and other large gatherings were temporarily suspended.

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