Capsule for the Day
From the Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures are on about justice. But we often think of justice as an art of giving each his or her due. However, there is another meaning of justice which is the right order. For the Romans, this order is established by one act of violence upon another.
The Cross according to Bishop Robert Barron was invented as a means of establishing order. "If you cross us (the Romans)", he said, "the Cross is what we will do to you". But Christ reversed this way of establishing order by showing us the Way, Shalom, Peace as the path to order.
Thus, the resurrection is an act of God's justice which is established through forgiveness and the gift of Peace. This explains why "Peace be with you" were His first words to His apostles when He appeared to them. For He rose not to revenge the evil done to Him, but to bring Peace....
Fr. Francis Afu