Capsule for the Day
"There are three witnesses: the Spirit, the Water and the Blood, and all three of them agree". They witness to Christ becoming our brother. Thus, the Spirit empowers us to call God Father. Knowing we are sons and daughters of the Father and living as His children weans us from idolatry.
The Water washes away our pride, our independence of God Our Father, makes us members of God's Family and gives us the Life - the Christ. In other words, the Water brings us to earth, humus, where we truly belong; and from earth we reach out to God who had already reached out to us.
The Blood, Life weans us from our false self and self-centredness, draws us out of ourselves and makes us live for others. The Cross, from where life is given up becomes the Way to gain life. Thus, the Blood witnesses to how the Son lived and calls each of us to live as He lived.
Fr. Francis Afu