Capsule for the Day
To accept one's situation makes a big difference. It empowers us to go through the situation and make the best out of it. It also help us to see what ordinarily we wouldn't see in that situation, that is to say, it opens our eyes, our minds to the good lurking within the given situation.
It also helps us to act instead of react in that situation, to be our best in that situation. Mary accepted Her situation. She accepted the cost of being the Mother of Jesus the Christ. She accepted the pain, the anguish and the sword that pierced Her heart. Acceptance make the big difference.
And when the Body of Her Son was placed in Her lap, she accepted Him. No fighting... no complaint... She didn't react to the evil unleashed on Her. She acted... She bore it all... She united it with the suffering borne by Her Son... with acceptance, we can also overcome whatever befalls us.
Fr. Francis Afu