Capsule for the Day
"Boyka: Undisputed" is a 2018 movie with rich message on love, sacrifice and redemption. In the movie, the widow asked Boyka "what do you want". He replied, "I want to pay your debts, set you free and save myself". It was a powerful statement, too good to be true, but Boyka meant it.
Boyka took upon himself the debts of the widow. He paid the price and the widow was set free. The beauty of Boyka's action is he did whatever he did for the widow's freedom. Christianity is about freedom. For our freedom, Christ mounted the cross, and in repentance we enjoy freedom.
Sin, addictions enslave us. They make us less who we are. They control our mood, dictate how we live etc. The season of Lent avails us an opportunity to repent, to receive the freedom won us by Christ. Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving we break the chains of sin and addiction.
Fr. Francis Afu