Wednesday 24 April 2019
Acts 3:1‑10. Psalm 104(105):1-4, 6-9. Luke 24:13-35.
Let all who seek the Lord rejoice – Psalm 104(105):1-4, 6-9.
‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road?’
All of us, at some point in our lives, have been on the road to Emmaus. It is the road of disappointment, failure, sorrow, grief and broken dreams – a road of work and worry, of doubt, confusion and fear. But we are not alone on this road. Just as Jesus walked with the two disciples, he also walks with us, though we may not recognise him. Jesus broke open the Scriptures for them and then shared a meal. We, too, at the Eucharist follow this pattern. Do we listen to the word as it is proclaimed? Does it speak to what is troubling us? This is a way that Jesus can be our companion on the road.
Lord, in the breaking of the bread may our eyes be opened so we may recognise you and follow you as our guide to our Father’s house.