Capsule for the Day
Christianity teaches us to give... It is a religion that reveals the very nature of its origin - the Father who gave His Son, and the Son who in turn gave Himself; its end is the God who in the Spirit draws us to Himself and makes us self-givers in an eternal union with Him who is the Self-Giving God.
Our calling as Christians is to give. "To give and give", St Teresa of Calcuta says "until it hurts"... until we feel we have given and are giving. This hurt is often short-lived because the joy that comes from giving heals the hurt. Scripture puts it this way "there is more joy in giving than in receiving".
I feel this joy even in the smallest act of giving. It is a liberating joy that comes from adding value to another's life. Hearing someone say thank you or even when thank you isn't said, but knowing deep within that I did good... I helped someone is an indescribable joy. Let's continue to be self-givers.
Fr. Francis Afu