April 12. Wednesday of Easter week. “Hey, that’s my story,“ Peter said. “Did you tell us all the same stories when we were little or maybe sometimes a little bit different. Why did those two disciples that were walking to Emmaus not recognise him or why didn’t they have names? Were they not important? I like to think that Jesus is there for me, even if I am not as important as Pope Francis or the bishop. Is that being “unhumble?” John said, “What I like is that there were a pair of them, together, maybe a husband and wife, maybe with their kids and that Jesus took his time to walk and talk with them. Walk and talk, that is nice don’t you think? We should do that too, all together.”
Scripture: Beginning with Moses and all the prophets he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:13-35. Pope Francis. We can be fully present to others only by giving fully of ourselves. Jesus is our model in this. AL323. In talking with his disciples Jesus would invite them to recognize the paternal relationship God has with all his creatures. With moving tenderness he would remind them that each one of them is important in God’s eyes, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.” LS 96. Reflect, share, pray, act. Consider doing an Emmaus walk with family or someone special.
Image from Jesus Christ Superstar.