Capsule for the Day
Veronica wiped His face, she revealed Him. He is a person like you, she exclaimed. "Respect Him". You can only imagine the silence! No one could question her... she couldn't believe she dared the soldiers... But that wasn't all, He left a copy of His face on her towel. What a gift! Gratitude!
Seriously, Veronica did a noble thing. But it wasn't easy for her to step up and do the good. She had her fears and worries to deal with. She also had her doubts: "what if I was about to do the wrong thing? She equally had the gossip of her friends to face: "look, she wants to show off again..."
But none of these stopped her from wiping His face. Imagine if she had listened to her fears or worries? Imagine if she had believed her doubts or taken seriously the gossip of her friends? Sometimes, these are the things that hinder us from wiping the face of Christ in those we meet.
Fr. Francis Afu