Capsule for the Day
At the beginning of March, it is worth reflecting on the quote "you can't give what you don't have". For instance, to love, one has to receive love first. But we live in a society that tends to suggest we can love without Love - God. How can we possibly give what we don't have? Can we? I wonder!
There is this seeming expectation among many for moral perfection in the world. We expect everyone to be perfect but excuse our own imperfections. How can we possibly get perfection when we aren't perfect? Does the saying "remove the splinter from your own eye" have any implications?
Perhaps, we haven't let ourselves be loved by God that is why we haven't truly loved. Could it be that we fill the lack of the experience of God's love with the unrealistic expectations of moral perfection of others? For God's love expects us to excuse and forgive the failings of others (Luke 23:34).
Fr. Francis Afu