The Road to Emmaus

Second Sunday of Easter

This is the season of Easter, when we celebrate the mystery that Jesus died and that God made him alive again.  It is a time of knowing Jesus in a new way.  

THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

Today we remember, how two of Jesus’ followers slowly walked on the road to Emmaus from Jerusalem.

They were very sad.  Jesus had died.  They had hoped he would be a king. “Why did Jesus have to die?' they said.  “Why did Jesus die?” … Then someone came and walked with them.

He told them why Jesus died. And when they reached the house in Emmaus, they said to the stranger, “Stay with us.” They sat at the table. 

The man took the bread… and blessed it and broke it and gave it to them. Then they knew who he was.  He was Jesus.  Jesus was alive!  Jesus was risen from the dead! Then Jesus left.

They were so happy that Jesus was alive, they couldn’t help but go back to Jerusalem and tell the disciples. “Jesus is alive!  He is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!    

I wonder how they knew the person was Jesus?      

The Lord be with you!

Today we are in the season of Easter and the color is white. 

For the next few weeks we will be reading and hearing stories about Jesus and his disciples.  How the disciples will come to know Jesus in a new way and the disciples will be getting ready for the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. This week’s story is found in the Gospel of Luke chapter 24: 13-35.

For the next few weeks I will be in Montreal visiting my grandchildren.  You will continue to receive the stories. I miss you and cannot wait until we can be together again.

Take care.  Be safe.