Capsule for the Day
"God loved us with so much love that he was generous with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life with Christ – it is through grace that you have been saved – and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ...." Ephesians 2:4-7
Ephesians reveals a God that has a Heart - a Heart that feels and a Heart that is moved to reach out, to heal, to care and to redeem us in spite of our sins. According to St. Paul, "what proved that God loves us is that Christ died for us when we were still sinners". Mercy, Grace, all at work.
But Grace and Mercy aren't just for our keeping. They're also for our giving. We receive in order to give... and the measure we give is the measure we will receive. All this makes sense when we fall in love with God. He has found us, it is for us to respond. Lovers keep falling in love day by day.
Fr. Francis Afu