Capsule for the Day
St. Paul in Colossians 3:16 exhorts us in these words "Let the message of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God". Notice "the message of Christ".
What is this message of Christ? The message isn't just the words Christ spoke. It is the Word, the Life and Action of Christ, His whole Person. Notice St. Paul said "let the message" not "messages", which would have implied words. In other words, Paul is asking us to make a home for Christ.
He is asking us to let the Life and Action of Christ influence our own life and actions. And this doesn't just happen. It begins with a decision to let go of our will, our life, our dreams and seeks Christ's. It is a risky decision, but it pays off. For Christ said, "any one who seeks, always finds".
Fr. Francis Afu