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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Actor Saint Obi Reportedly Died A Sad Lonely Man

Last week Saturday ended with the shocking news of the death of a Nollywood veteran, Obinna Nwafor, more popularly known as Saint Obi.



Naturally many struggled to believe that the shy, quiet, self-effacing actor was no more, but as the days passed, it dawned on many who had refused to come to terms with his death that he is indeed gone.

Unknown to many, Saint Obi had passed on a week before the announcement of his death. He died in one of his sister’s home in Jos, Plateau but news of his death was suppressed by his siblings (Saint Obi is the only son among eight sisters) for reasons best known to them.

Prior to his death, the 57 year-old actor suffered from a protracted illness but being a man with a very quiet personality, this wasn’t made public as only a few of his very close friends and colleagues knew this. Saint Obi had gone through multiple surgeries, but his health wasn’t improving.

This prompted the elder sister in whose home he died, to move him to Jos, where he could be given proper treatment. But he died from the illness. It would be right to say that this illness was triggered by the sadness that enveloped him as a result of the crisis he experienced in his marriage.

In 2006, Saint Obi decided to give marriage a second trial when he tied the knot with a certain lady named Lynda Amobi, a senior member of staff of MTN Nigeria. He was previously married to the daughter of a cleric, but the marriage was short lived.

He was married to Lynda for 15 years, during which they were blessed with children. However, at some point in their marriage, things began to fall apart and in 2021, the marriage tragically came to an end. All through the period cracks appeared in their marriage, the couple managed to keep a lid on the crisis until the marriage packed up.

Saint Obi initiated the divorce proceedings when he could no longer bear the psychological and physical torture of remaining married to Lynda. Despite having made a success of his career, his in-laws regarded him as a gold digger for marrying their sister who had a good job.

He was harassed and fought on several occasions by his in-laws right inside his matrimonial home. But he refused to challenge them or speak out about his ordeal, save to a few close friends.

The divorce was filed on the basis of an alleged attempt on his life, orchestrated by Lynda and her brothers, Michael and Chukwumobi Amobi, in a suit filed at the High Court of Ogun State with suit number HCT/128/2019. But Lynda did everything possible to sabotage the process. She repeatedly failed to appear in court when the case was called up, causing the Judge to at some point, issue a bench warrant for her arrest.

Also, Lynda blocked all access through which Saint Obi could see and spend time with his children, including hiring mobile police officers to prevent him from having access to them. This was too much for him to bear. T

he failure of his second marriage, being unable to see his children demoralised him to no end. He lost his zeal for life. For a man who was not very sociable, he withdrew completely into his shell as depression gnawed at him.

Efforts by some of his older, contemporary and even younger colleagues to draw him out of his shell and get him to do what he loves to do – acting, proved abortive. He turned down movie roles each time he was offered any but kept going on and on about his family, particularly his children.

The depression affected his health from which he never recovered from.

from TheWillNigeria

78 comments:

  1. Depression can kill? Wow!

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  2. ITKs will keep nudging Linda to talk. Some people are really busy bodies. Whoever wrote this deserves some 24 lashes with phone charger. I don’t know what went on in their marriage, but if you divorce me and take the case outside lagos to punish me. Best believe I won’t be showing up.
    Writing that sadness from his marriage caused him this incurable illness in other words, his wife killed him is a lie from the pit of hell.
    If you move out from our matrimonial home, and threaten to take the kids, I’ll get police officers. If you don’t like it, sue me to court. In court/legally I’ll gladly give you shared custody.
    His sisters are wise. Be kind to your only brothers widow else you might not have a relationship with his children.

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    1. Writing that the sadness from his marriage caused him his sickness..............
      The writer is shameless, I dare him mention the name of the disease.

      Mr Writer,ogidi people are bringing to your notice many things you didn't add
      Linda is an okwuluoka,6ft tall
      Linda is a First class Engineering graduate
      Linda is from the Amobi Royal family in Ogidi,Anambra State
      Linda has investments running into hundreds of millions of naira and dollars
      Linda is beautiful yellow, well groomed
      Linda is an only daughter her family cherishes.
      Linda is not a certain Lady as you imputed up there.
      LINDA DID NOT KILL SAINT OBINNA NWAFOR.

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    2. Pay no mind on who ever wrote this article.

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    3. The same thing my ex did,we are based in Lagos but took case to his own hometown that he dreaded while we were together,I didn't show up and I was still given sole custody.

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    4. My Aunty's Ex took their divorce to Osogbo just to punish her,meanwhile they were married in Lagos.
      One thing i dont like is how Nigerian widows are blamed for their husbands death in Nigeria.....these ones have been seperated/divorced for over 5yrs yet shes blamed for his illness and death.

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    5. God bless you so much anon 12:09.
      I dislike when people write rubbish because someone is their hero or a popular face. His separation led to numerous surgries and death? HABA MY COUNTRY PEOPLE! Haaaaa!

      What I know is that Saint's enemies want his wife to come out and expo everything that happened. They are deliberately poking her so she will open mouth and destroy the late actor's reputation. Na only people wey no know the inside story dey make this monstrous noise. As for me, May God forgive him his sins and grant him eternal rest in peace, Amen.

      My deepest condolences to his family and kids.

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    6. @12:09
      And your last paragraph indirectly confirmed that the sisters' published statement was not made out of free will, but to get access to the children.

      It is the women who always vaunt the male child and his children in a family. But it is the women who complain the most about gender discrimination.

      Are the sisters' children not children in the Nwafor's homestead that they are now wise because they need to patronize anyone for access to of the three children of Saint Obi?

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  3. sad may he rest in peace and all affected find peace

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  4. He is dead and gone! No need for all these long stories! I was not there, and I can't judge anyside! But if truly the ex wife kept his children from him, then she and her Children will face the music! Please for estranged marriages out there! Just know that ,is on you to keep your life going in Christ! Don't let anyone use your joy and add to their own! Please know when to cut yourself loose and move on!
    Do not ever let children be used to destroy your happiness! Leave them for whoever is paying them and go and live your life. Lynda you can have the children now to yourself! Depriving a man from seeing his children, will come and hunt you, because God knows how to deal with evil wicked spouses, he will ensure you get your medicine by giving them spouses, that will drive you away as well, as you did their father. Never have relationship with unforgiving people! They are messed up and they will mess you up with their bitterness.

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    1. 12:23 your first paragraph ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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    2. Beautiful approach to life.
      Marriage,wife,husband,children must not rob you off your life and peace. Live still. Thank you for this comment

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    3. So anything tou read online is the undiluted truth?

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    4. 12.23 - You are talking from both sides of your mouth. On one hand you said ' I was not there, and I can't judge any side!', on the one hand, but you are attacking her and making a judgement nevertheless! I missed the passage in which you condemned St. Obi for his own actions. Or are you claiming that he is blameless?

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    5. @16:11, the man is dead! What's the use flogging a dead horse! She is the one that held his children from seeing him. He is dead now! Did you see if truly in my statement? Ekpa! That's how illiterates on here, jump on people's comments on here! You never read to comprehend! I should go and wake Saint Obi from the mortuary to come and respond to you abi? Let me let you all know one thing, if this man was trully deprived of seeing his children, because bitterness from the ex wife! His spirit will all come for you all! People that die from this kind of stress, their spirit don't rest! My only grouse here is, did she really not allow him see his children?if she did! She and her family will pay dearly for it. I always tell people! Marriage is leaving your family and going to be with your new family.
      I have a sister, that is a billionaire,who we helped and she went on to bring a useless guy,that she sponsored and the children she had for him,everywhere in the world! We left them,to their fate!
      I have not finished sorting my life, is to carry another person's problem on my head!Her family should go and mould a perfect man for her!

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    6. 16:11
      Second paragraph is prefaced with a big If in paragraph one.

      Read all in context and together.

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  5. Who do we now believe, guess the parties involved know the truth and exact story. Same story will read initially. May his quiet and gentle soul continue to rest in peace.

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  6. The writer doesn't know any single thing about Obi's illness and yet somehow linked what he didn't know to a tumultuous marriage.

    WHAT IF it was a hiv related illness. How is a marriage linked to hiv? Or something like Auto illness?
    Or Complications from dementia, arthritis and lets say schizophrenia. I am NOT saying those were his illnesses o,

    Abeg abeg abeg
    People should be careful with narratives.

    Also every body who was born, will actually die one day. We are all just passing through and making the most of our time

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  7. Continue to rest in peace Saint ๐Ÿ™Œ families oh, inlaws oh,friends oh should just stop all this narrative of he was a good man,he wasn't a saint and whatnot (husband) it doesn't matter anymore

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  8. Why link it to the marriage.

    This man was an adult before marriage, focus on his achievement. Abi is this the male equivalent of 'what does she bring to the table' chant we see here.

    To his survivors, I am so sorry for your loss. He an icon who left a mark. May he RIP

    Please try not to go down the path of people like Julius the stand up comedian linking brain tumour to his estranged wife& marriage. Or how talented sammie opposo death was also linked to wife.

    Quiet and calm wives don hear am o!

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  9. I hope his wife sues yall. No be only “Illness as a result of marriage trauma” name the sickness that required multiple surgeries let’s see if marriage trauma is an indication of such illness. All these narratives just to blame the wife for his death.

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  10. Let's hear Lynda's version.

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  11. The death path for people who marry for the wrong reasons. Anyone thinking about the sisters from yesterday’s chronicle?

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  12. They should allow his soul to rest in peace. Ah

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  13. I'm so pained. Why should spouses deprive each other of their kids, once they ain't in good terms. Please let the kids decide for themselves. Rest well saint.

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    1. Those kids are not even babies.....born in 2006 shld be like 17yrs old. Child of dat age shld be in University. Its only a matter of time dat is an adult and no longer under d mothers grasp. U can form rltshps independent of d mother.
      I have a divorced friend her kids are just 7 and 8. They have their own phone they speak to d dad, he doesnt even need to communicate with d ex wife b4 talkn to his kids.

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    2. Bed&Roses, GOD BLESS YOU MY SISTER!
      You dey hear me so? Abi make I repeat am?
      I say make Baba God bless and bless and over bless you my sister. See eeh, for this particular truth you just talk now, Baba God no go ever let any bad thing come your way at all. Na so e go dey make way for you where persin no see road waka.

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    3. @17:35 & 19:10
      The hand that rocked the cradle rules the world. Is this not why women fight for child custody with their souls and beings.

      They married in 2006. He sued in 2019. Read the story well it is obvious the marriage had long broken down and the denial of access to the children was on before he sued. Where did the 17 years old children come from at the time he sued.

      Even if the children are all 17 years, which may not be, you expect them to go look for him after being kept way from him under armed police guard for long time.

      And very few women keep children without black washing their fathers.

      There is no story in public so far that he was a danger to the children at any time. So why did she keep them from him. The reason is obvious. She could cater for them. So the man was dispensible. If the tables were turned, she would have called him out for abuse - economic emotional abuse.

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  14. Meanwhile I read where they said that he was demanding for 10 million to act in a movie because probably he has tasted wealth & couldn't stop

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  15. Who concocted this lies again?
    No name this time?

    Most men who beat their wives, cheat on them and maltreat them die as lonely men.

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    1. Them never see anything,make them continue to dey abuse their wives.

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    2. Pot of lies. He was so depressed he couldn't think about his own life. The wife is now the villian while he's the victim.

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    3. GBAM! Chop๐Ÿ‘Š
      You don talk am finish.

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    4. You omitted men poorer than their wives.

      Once some women no longer see any use in a man, he dies a lonely death.

      There are women who marry for a purpose. When that purpose is met, the man is on his own even if he is the best husband.

      Please Goggle Briffault's law.

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  16. I don't understand why women tend to keep away thr kids from men regardles of any beef going on..why? That's why I don't blame men that abandon the kids for women oh because shey you all deny your kids father when some men that really not care decide to leave all those kids for you you all be screaming dead beat father but ehen a father wants to care you deny him the child.women una get mind oh.

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    1. Thank you. It is the lot of poor men. A richer man quickly starts another family.

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  17. I thought the family debunked this story,I don't know what or who to believe,rip saint

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  18. At this point we just have to believe that Lynda killed Saint Obi. Just so we can have peace cos the person/people pushing this narrative are not ready to give up unless we all agree. For the sake of peace and our own mental health we just have to believe that Lynda killed Saint Obi.

    Fan Emmanuel

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    1. Why do you sheets sound so dull?
      Abi is it follow come?

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    2. Fan no be new thing oh, every evil man wey die na the wife kill am. Na Ozioma Okposo kill Sam Okposo according to them. He cheated and had multiple kids on his wife and the poor silent wife must have not been embraced him despite all the trauma meted out to her, that’s why he had depression. Anyways, I have come to the conclusion that any man that is rumored to have been killed by his wife must have been a husband from hell.

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  19. Stella, stop encouraging this narrative! Stop allowing your “friendship” or fondness of the late actor, cloud your sense of objectivity.

    We know how you report a story from an advantageous angle to favor the person you are siding with.

    Be objective just as your praise singers claim you are. I won’t be surprised if you hide this comment sef.

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  20. So his wife did all these for no reason at all? He was a saint right? And she went ahead to do all these when she does not have mental issues? Make una dey paint the woman bad for there mtscheew.
    I see his sister's hand in all these write ups. Sister inlaw wahala

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    1. You did not read the sisters' statement that was effusive of praises for the wife

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  21. Painful. RIP Saint Obi. Only God Almighty will be the judge between you and your wife. Everyone should rest on this. The man is gone, allow all families affected to mourn in peace

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  22. Well, the case number is there for anyone to research it’s authenticity.

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    1. Well said. The man said most of the reported in his case. As stated in the newspaper, Madam didn't reply. At a stage, the court issued order of committal against her. What do you expect people to say when you refuse to reply a case in court. The assertions in the suit are presumed true until the proven false.

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  23. I don’t know about saint obi but most actors are gold diggers and gigolos. I dated one and discovered that is what he does with rich young and older women, I kept hoping and praying he would change cos he has some form of godliness and gentility in him

    I never knew he was dating me while looking for the highest bidder until I was shocked with his marriage to an older woman that is a bank manager

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    1. 'Godliness and gentitlity and is a gold digger and gigolo' too?
      Haha hahaha you tew funny mai dia.

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  24. Like, what is this witch hunting? The man’s family has said the woman na good woman and all these allegations are false! But haters will always be haters.

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  25. What’s this ? How many times do they want to push this despite the rebuttals from HIS FAMILY?! Why are they so eager to demonize the woman ? Like this guy was perfect.
    This is ridiculous and Stella you shouldn’t be pushing this

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  26. The girl lived a private life. They should keep all these away from the public. It's not necessary to keep uploading his life after death for people who doesn't care.

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  27. The day his wife's brothers reportedly beat him to stupor was the day he began to die. That was jungle justice. The wife had the means to involve the police and Lagos state ministry in charge of domestic violence but she chose a crude approach. From the pieces of information available online, Saint Obi never recovered from that beating. That he wasn't perfect doesn't make the alleged retaliatory beating right. God rest his soul.

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    1. YEP!
      He was beaten and do you know why?
      He has been beating that woman like a panel beater beat a 1902 Ford classic car!! HE WAS GIVEN A TASTE OF HIS MEDICINE!
      He couldn't take it and ran to report. His kids are old enough to know the truth, why didn't they call their dad? Why did the sisters come out to defend the wife when this story first broke out? Some men, not all, who are popular and marry a woman in her late 30s always have this mentality that they saved you and trash the woman's ego to the dust. Wait till you hear her side of the story.
      Come to think of it, who in their right mind will sit back and watch her brothers beat her husband IF THE MAN HAVE NOT BEING HITTING THEIR SISTER? Is it because Lynda is shy and afraid of this particular thing going around? I'm kinda disappointed that Stella copied the story and paste without investigation like she said she always do.

      I know I will fight to death any person that uses my sister as a practice as if they are planning to fight Anthony jousha

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    2. Two men preped to beat up a man went against him. The beating was so severe he reportedly bought a gun for self protection after

      A BIL said he was coming to assault his sister's husband because his sister cried a false alarm. The husband told his wife to tell him to come with 3 caskets. He didn't show up.

      A self respecting man should not beat his wife. If a sister is beaten, the response is not to retaliate. If death occurs who carries the penalty. Assuming Obi had brothers where would the retaliation and counter retaliation have ended.

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    3. The brother of the wife should have folded their hands and allowed him to beat their sisters.

      It is okay when a woman is beaten but when the man receives same measure, it is not okay?

      KING XOXO MYSTERY

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    4. May be that beating led to his multiple surgeries coupled with depression which he never recovered. Saint may not be Saint but I think Lynda's brothers went too far.

      Case of "imakwa onye mbu Saint"

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    5. Get out! Which nonsense crude approach?

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    6. Better he didn't recover. Like what if he had killed his wife?

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    7. Mao Akuh, don't worry when it happens to you you can come repeat those words.

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  28. For Stella to still bring this here, something tells me she knows something about this issue,may be doesn’t want to get involved, to prevent being dragged by some who believe a woman can never be wicked without being pushed.

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    1. May be there are more to this. Beating him like a baby, that alone can kill a man that has fame

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  29. At this stage, the woman and her family should speak up with receipts. Her children would be on social media reading this, she shouldn't keep quiet.

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    1. Receipts for who? For you or the general public? Do you give strangers details of what happens in your home? Please let's be rational and fair. If this is the narrative some people want to push out about another persons marriage, that's good for them if it makes them sleep well at night.

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  30. Thank you@ 17:55! Stella is an Investigative journalist! She don do her homework ! Let her and family live forever!

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  31. Say what you want. Linda killed St. Obi. You don't have to physically kill someone before it is killing. Psychological abuse (women) is worse than physical abuse(men). The difference is that psychological abuse leaves no physical evidence. Women in verbal abusive marriage can attest to it. Linda is a devil. By mere looking at her pictures, one can deduce that she is an educated runs girl who used what she has to get what she wants. Let's stop sugarcoating bullshit.

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  32. The only people the woman owes any explanation is her children, besides, the children must have witnessed some incidents while the parents were together, children never forget. Lynda please don't respond, don't take this bait.

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  33. Linda
    Please continue to ignore them.

    KING XOXO MYSTERY

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  34. I am a philosopher, so I have a lot to learn from this story. Life will give each of us at least a measure of blessing, as well as a measure of challenge. In our blessings, we must be grateful and in our challenges, we must trust God. This is a man who is extremely blessed. Blessed with good looks, fame (social capital), great career, beautiful wife and children. But he had challenges as well. Unfortunately, maybe or maybe not, the challenges weighed him down and he left too early.

    What shapes our life is how we respond to our blessings and our challenges. In our blessings we learn to be filled with joy and gratitude to God. We also learn to share our blessings so we can also be a source of joy to others. If you receive, give and share. In our challenges, we learn patience, perseverance, trust in God, surrender and submissiveness to his will. But this is only possible when we know the Lord. He is the one who makes our suffering/challenges to be a meaningful experience where we are shaped to be better Christians' and better humans. If we don't turn to God, the evil one is there to make our challenges lead us to depression, despair and anger with God. Likewise, the devil can also in our blessings, lead us to a life of pride, vanity and self-sufficiency where we feel we don't need God anymore. If we surrender to God, we can have peace whether in lack or in plenty, in times of blessing or challenges, because no matter the circumstance, it can still work for our good and give God glory.

    And this is why we must envy no one. You may see only their blessings, not knowing their challenges. If you had their life, their challenges may overwhelm or kill you. We must also be kind to all, praying for others more than we judge or criticize them. Go well Saint. None of us were there in your marriage or challenges, but we saw your blessings and talent you shared with the world, and that is what we shall remember you by.

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