Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:13-35
Today’s gospel reading is the story of the Road to Emmaus. We have all heard this story many times over. But the depth of meaning it has is endless. Do you wonder who the second person was who walked with Jesus? Cleopas was named, but the other not.
Why didn’t they recognize Jesus? Obviously He looked different after the resurrection. Don’t you wonder how? and Why?
On the way, Jesus opened their minds to all the ways He had fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament. Do you wonder how many ways He revealed to them? Did He give them five, or ten, or even more?
And as Jesus is revealed in the Breaking of the Bread, picture wonder, excitement, and awe in their reaction. Was He gone immediately? Did He stay to be present for their reaction or was He gone in that instant?
How would you have reacted if you had been on that Road to Emmaus?
Jesus is revealed to us at every mass in the Breaking of the Bread. Do we react with wonder, excitement, and awe? Be honest.
May God be merciful to us in our humanity. And may the Blessed Mother teach us to recognize and react to Jesus with the wonder and awe He deserves.