Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Thought from the Road to Emmaus

I have shared before how the story of Jesus and the two disciples on the road to Emmaus is one of my favorites. It overflows with meaning. After years of meditating upon it, I am still coming to new realizations.

This morning, and I don't know what triggered it, I was struck by the way that the disciples' "eyes were kept from recognizing Him" as Jesus, "beginning with Moses and all the prophets, interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself" (Lk. 24:16, 27). It is a reminder to us of the innumerable times that the Lord addresses us through the members of His Body. We do not register that it is the Lord addressing us; but it is. Let us rejoice anew at the promise Jesus made to His apostles and disciples, "He who hears you hears me" (Lk. 10:16; Mt. 10:4), because He continues to make good on it today through their successors!


  1. Thank you for your reminder! It just actually for me today, because I feel a bid sad and this chapter is also tells that disciples were sad, but God made them to recognize Jesus and I also want to today...

  2. Alice, you are so very welcome. I was having a tough time today, myself. I stopped in on two close friends before calling it a night, two people who allow Jesus to dwell in them, and He was able to give me just the counsel I needed. I just began to pray that you experience Him reaching out to you today, too. We're waking up to a beautiful feast today - Our Lady of Fatima! God bless you.