Joy and Wonder

I love praying today’s story, imagining that I am walking with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.  You do the same.  Feel their sadness and their disappointment as they walk along the road, perhaps on their home.  They going to return to the life they knew before they met Jesus.

Jesus walks with these disciples who don’t recognize that it was Jesus.   Catch their joy and wonder when they recognize Jesus as they break bread together.  We too recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread of Holy Communion.

Jesus opens their minds to understand the Scripture.  Just before you pray the Bible passage each day, pray to the Holy Spirit that your mind as well be opened to understand and believe.

Luke 24:1-35

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This being Year C,
the third year in the cycle, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.

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