Capsule for the Day
O dear! We get it, don't we? We all fall in one way or another. There is no story without a fall. Starting from our forebears to us, we all have stories of falls. Some terrible, others just a learning curve to grow and be better. But there is always a fall in the art of becoming. Call it the necessary fall!
And Christ story wasn't an exception. His fall reveals our falls. For He took upon Himself all that was ours; our falls, our sins, our doubts, our struggles in order to redeem us from within. So, He know what it feels like to fall... He understands our struggles to get over our falls, the shame...
Hebrews 4:15 puts it this way, "for we don't have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet He didn’t sin." So, Christ not only reveals our falls, He also assures us that with Him we can rise from them.
Fr. Francis Afu