Capsule for the Day
This is the Night, the Mother of all nights that Christians everywhere gather to listen to the good news - He has risen. This is the Night that darkness gives way to light; slavery to sin gives way to the freedom of grace. This is the Night that we rise from our old selves to the new life in Christ.
This is the Night that our story is told, not with the fear of a bleak future, but with joy that flows from the hope that isn't deceptive... He died and He rose as He promised. This is the Night that the Word fully spoken won victory, not by bloodshed but by loving and forgiving those who killed Him.
This is the Night that we are told "don't be afraid"; for He in whom we place our hope can raise us up. This is the Night that we celebrate not just the victory of Christ but also our own victory "for He bequeathed to us His victory". This is the Night that proves Love never ends, but lives forever.
Fr. Francis Afu