April 23. Easter 3A.  Fr Fidelis started by saying, “The Emmaus story must be a favourite for many people and there are so many little nuances.  There was Jesus walking with the two persons, were they men or maybe even a couple, them not recognising him at first and their excitement when they did, him remaining to share a meal with them and being their teacher.  I suggest that maybe in your own families when you read this story you could share what it is that each of you found most meaningful. For me personally it is Jesus himself being their teacher.   He must have been an amazing teacher and family catechesis invites us all to work at this.    

Scripture. While the two were talking Jesus himself drew near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. They said, “ Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road , while he opened to us the Scriptures.  Luke 24:13-35.  Pope Francis.   Parents have a serious responsibility for this work of education as the Biblical sages often remind us.  Children for their part are called to accept and practise the commandment “Honour your father and your mother.” AL 17. The Church offers herself as a family among families open to bearing witness in today’s work, open to faith, hope and love for the Lord and for those whom he loves with a preferential love, to build bridges, break down walls, to sow seeds of reconciliation.  FT 276.  Reflect, share and act, pray. How is our family catechesis?  Is God a real part of our family life?