April 26, 2020: Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter… April 26, 2020

By Judith Moe, Notre Dame Associate

​The Gospel of Luke 24: 13-31
In Paraphrase:

On the third day, there were two who went to the town of Emmaus. Jesus went with them, yet they did not know him. Jesus asked why they were sad. They said to him, “Are you a stranger here that you do not know of Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified? Jesus said to them, “Ought not Christ to have suffered things here and so enter into his glory?” As they reached the town, they asked Jesus, who was still a stranger to them, to stay with them awhile.  At table, Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Their eyes were opened and they knew him.

If Christ were to walk beside us, would we know him? If he were to enter our dwelling place, would we recognize him? If we were afraid and cried out for help and he came near, would we acknowledge him?

For surely Christ is in our midst, but we so often fail to comprehend his presence. Yet when our eyes are opened, we see that there he is, ever present in our lives, walking our journey with us.

It is said that the following from Psalm 27, is a miracle healing prayer.