April 26, 2020
Everyday we are to make that journey on the road to the Emmaus in our own lives,
in all the events that will happen to us.
Will we recognize that Lord walking with us?
Will we be like the two men in the Gospel, unable to recognize Jesus,
until the breaking of the bread- the Celebration of the Eucharist?
In the first reading we hear that Peter and the Apostles were speaking of the Resurrection of Jesus and what it means to each of us today.
For the primitive Christian community, in the midst of rejection, persecution, and threat of death, they were still willing to speak out about Jesus, who gives eternal life.
Perhaps it was not so much what they said, but their willingness to witness with their lives.
What about us?
Are we willing to witness to the meaning of the Resurrection with our lives?
By our baptism we were called to make Christ present to others, not so much by our words, but by our actions.
Are we willing to gives our lives for others? Today we do that not so much physically, but psychologically.
Are we willing to listen to a person we would rather not listen to because we are too busy.
Are we willing to go out of our way for someone else, especially for the person who is difficult?
In the second reading, Peter gave the message that we have been ransomed from death (from sin) by the Blood of Christ and that this is given as a free gift for each of us.
Are we willing to accept this and follow Christ, or do we get caught up in finding happiness, not in Christ and his gift, but in the materialism and the ways of the world, finding it difficult to go out of our way for others?
Do we realized that we are on our journey every day and do we realize that the Lord is always walking with us?