Easter Octave: Wednesday 3rd April, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Disciples Faith in Emmaus”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus the Risen Lord, reprimanded the two disciples for their lack of faith; in all that He had proclaimed and witnessed; as the awaited Messiah.  Ponder on, “Likewise, do we lack faith in our Risen Lord, who offers us Eternal Salvation; especially when we encounter trials and sufferings in our lives?”

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.’