Capsule for the Day
For Christ, death wasn't an end. Although it was all dark and hopeless; with wailing and sobbing, frustration and disappointment, the silence was communicating the mystery... letting God act in time. And whenever God acts, He restores life... there is a new birth... the resurrection. He died!
He died our death in order to give us His Life. And His death was real and so is His Life. We are a people purchased by the blood of the Man - Christ, the Lord. He died for us, not when we were at our best, incidentally, it was when we were at our worst... taking upon Himself our sins.
The Just One died for the unjust... the Sinless died for the sinful... He entered our sin and through it, He justified His brothers and sisters and gave us hope. Thus, death has no power over us. For He died once and for all to set us free. And if the Son has set us free, we are free indeed.
Fr. Francis Afu