Easter Octave: Wednesday 15th April, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Emotions – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, were not able to recognise the Risen Lord, because their emotional crises from Jesus’ Crucifixion blinded them.  Likewise, do our emotions also “blind” us to the goodness of people and God’s Forgiving Love?  Pray daily for the wisdom to “see” and “love” Jesus in others.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 24:13-14, 15b-17, 19b-20, 22a, 23b, 25-27

Two of the disciples of Jesus were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking together about all that had happened. Jesus himself came up and walked by their side; but their eyes were prevented from recognising him. He said to them, ‘What are all these things that you are discussing as you walk along?’ They stopped, their faces downcast.

They answered, All about Jesus of Nazareth, who showed himself a prophet powerful in action and speech before God and the whole people; and how our chief priests and our leaders handed him over to be sentenced to death, and had him crucified. Some women from our group have astounded us: they went to the tomb in the early morning, and came back to tell us they had seen a vision of angels who declared he was alive.

Then he said to them, ‘You foolish men! So slow to believe all that the prophets have said! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory?’ Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself.’