Capsule for the Day
"I will sing forever of your goodness, O Lord". Singing flows from the heart. But it also enriches the heart. To sing forever of the goodness of God illumines our hearts. It helps us to recognise how good God is, and also how good we can be. For the goodness of God attracts us, and transforms us.
It also helps us to be good to others. For in singing, we recall what He has done for us; and by remembering we are moved to reach out. For God's goodness isn't meant for "our savings" but for "our spendings". It obeys the law of grace - give and it will come back to you... Luke 6:38.
"The measure we give", Luke continues, "is the measure we receive". Our whole life is a gift and we are meant to share it with others. To give is to participate in the nature of God, who gives and gives until He gave His only Son on the Cross. He gave Him up for us that we may in turn give ourselves.
Fr. Francis Afu