Capsule for the Day
In today's gospel reading, Jesus declared, "I am the Way. The way to the Father; the way to the whole of truth and the way to life. He is the true and authentic revelation of the Father and also the revelation of humanity: who we are and who we can be. For in His light, we see light... the truth and life.
He is the way not only by who He is but also by what He does. He reaches out to the outcast, to sinners and He became well known as the friend of sinners. Thus, revealing to us the God of mercy, the God who cares for His children: the good, the bad, the ugly like a mother cares for her children.
He is the way through His acceptance of suffering. He is the God that suffers. The God that knows what it is like to suffer and to bear pain for the good of others. Here, He reveals motherhood. He reveals how through the pang of childbirth mothers come to the Truth of God's self-giving love.
Fr. Francis Afu