Capsule for the Day
Have you ever thought about giving God everything? Wait a minute, does everything include one's failings and sins? Yes, God wants us to give Him our sins, our failures. He wants them as He wants our successes and our good deeds. He takes our sins and uses them like a potter uses clay.
In one of his homilies, Pope Francis ask us to give Jesus our sins. He recalled the encounter between St. Jerome and Jesus. On meeting Jesus, St. Jerome offered Jesus his great works, but Jesus said no, that isn't what I want. I want you to give me your sins; give Me everything.
Amazing, isn't it? Sometimes we think God only wants the good stuff from us or we are scared He wouldn't love us if we give Him our sins. No, He even loves us the more. He actually comes closer to us. He is happy for us to give Him everything. For He uses our failings to manure our lives.
Fr. Francis Afu