Homily - Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu

30 March 2017 

Capsule for the Day

They nailed Him! Yes, they did. They nailed Him to the very chunks of tree He carried. The saviour of the world could not save Himself. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, make the lame walk... but here He is, He can't even move His hands. His own creatures made Him immobile.

Scandal! It is much more than that. It is a sheer betrayal of trust. His followers believed Him. They saw Him as the Messiah, one who has come to save them from the tyranny of the Romans... but here He is at the mercy of the very soldiers and powers that enslave them. Is He the Messiah?

Who wouldn't doubt? Who wouldn't question the credentials of this Man? Perhaps, He was an imposter. Can you imagine the Messiah is incapacitated? He should have told us He can't help us! He raised our hopes only to dash them to the winds. Could this be His own WAY of being the Messiah?

Fr. Francis Afu

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