Capsule for the Day
Memory defines us. It shapes our worldview and the way we respond to the present and plan for the future. To a great extent, we could say that we are the sum total of our memories. Events, emotions, experiences make up our memories. When we have good memories, life is worth living.
But when we have bad memories of anger, betrayal, injustice and abuse, it is difficult for us to live with those memories. We struggle to ignore or bury them, but they just keep popping up. They tend to define our day and dictate our mood. Somehow, we reflect the content of our memories.
But there is the Memory that heals the bad memories and confirms the good memories. It is the Memory of the action of Christ. He took flesh. He bore the wounds and suffering of humanity. He went through them and he was raised on the third day. This Memory gives us hope and healing.
Fr. Francis Afu