Capsule for the Day
It is terrible to be accused falsely. It is worst to be condemned for a crime one never committed. Imagine the injustice! Imagine the pain. Imagine what it was like for Christ to be condemned to death. Imagine what He felt seeing the very people He loved shouting crucify Him, crucify Him!
It is really terrible to get bitterness, hatred, indifference in return for love. It is hard to hold our peace amidst all these. We will definitely want to seek justice; to clear our name and to prove our innocence. But imagine there is no hope for justice! Imagine we just have to serve the sentence.
Is this just imagination or the reality? The innocents are condemned, but the guilty are set free and escorted amidst trumpet blast. Injustice! Jesus is condemned, Barabbas is released. What a life! But His suffering reveals our suffering; thus, He is our consolation in our desolation.
Fr. Francis Afu