Capsule for the Day
I would like to be personal today; to tell my story about falling and rising. It all happened in 2002 when I went to confession... the priest was very hard on me. He almost drove me out of the confessional because I was confessing the same sins over and over again. It was simply terrible!
I was so ashamed of myself that I decided I would never go to confession again. I felt there was no place for me in the economy of salvation. I felt I can never be any good. I felt it was all over... I just had to live and await hell fire... a place I thought was my home. After all, I can't stop sinning.
But when a friend took me through the Stations of the Cross, and I saw how many times Christ fell and rose, I felt for once, I too can rise. There and then, I found hope... hope that led me back to confession. Hope that inspire me to rise and overcome my falls and shame. Hope that heals.
Fr. Francis Afu