Capsule for the Day
It is not just about the sound, the silence, the Word that spoke no words on the road to Calvary, but it is also about visibility; the One who reveals the Godhead is in the passion invisible. The crowds couldn't see "Him". All they could see is their judgement of Him, crucify Him... they said.
But Veronica saw Him. She saw "the Person", not just "the crimes and the sins of humanity He took upon Himself". She could see, yes, she saw and she wanted everyone to see... It didn't matter to her what the soldiers will say or do, what mattered is she wanted the person to be seen.
This was something rare for a Jewish woman to do in the gathering of the Chief Priests, the Scribes and the Pharisees. Courage, She had it. She wiped the face of Jesus and revealed "the Person". Imagine how many people are invisible, but everybody tend to see their faults, and sins?
Fr. Francis Afu