Octave of Easter: Wednesday 20th April, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Road to Emmaus” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the two disciples who knew and loved Jesus were downcast because of His tragic Crucifixion.  Ponder on, “Their ‘darkness’ was transformed into great joy at the ‘Breaking of the Bread’.  Open our minds and hearts to ‘recognise’ the Risen Lord in the ‘darkness’ of our lives.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 24:13-14, 15b-17, 19b, 20, 22a, 23b, 25-27, 30-31

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 something prevented them from recognising him. He said to them, ‘What matters are you discussing as you walk along?’ They stopped short, their faces downcast. They answered, ‘All about Jesus of Nazareth, who proved himself a great prophet by the things he said and did in the sight of God and of the whole people; and how our chief priests and our leaders handed him over to be crucified. Some women came back to tell us they had seen a vision of angels who declared he was alive.’

Then Jesus said to them, ‘You foolish men! So slow to believe the full message of the prophets! Was it not ordained that the Christ should suffer and so enter 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.

Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight.