Homily - Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu

14 February 2017 

Capsule for the Day

Valentine’s Day! We all hold our own opinions about the day. While many celebrate the love they share, some mourn the love they lost. What a day, defined and coloured by paradoxes! A day many hearts are broken, and a day, too, that heals many hearts, all in the name of love. Love? Ask him/her.

Wait a minute! Did someone say "love is a word one uses to get what he or she wants?" Not quite! Could it be that it is a word that means everything else except commitment, sacrifice forgiveness etc? Hey, don't forget the delete button. Press it when the other is no longer satisfying your wants.

It is so easy to delete others, even married couples are very good at using the delete button. When did we reduce love to convenience? The very day we defined love without God. For when God, who is Love, is not the centre of our love life, then anything else becomes love except Love Himself.

Fr. Francis Afu

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