Jesus Walks with us (Luke 24:13-35)
- Jesus’ appearance to the disciples on the way to Emmaus responds to the anguishing desire of our hearts to make sense of suffering. Jesus encounters his two friends in a shared experience of fear and lack of faith, discussing how the death of Jesus and the scandal of the cross have killed hope within them—an all too familiar situation for the early persecuted Christian community and also the predicament of many people today.
- Jesus gets close to them, as he gets close to us, and walks by their side. He listens to their conversation and asks, “What are you discussing as you walk along?” “We were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel.” Following the example of Jesus, we need to get close to suffering souls in our path and learn to listen to their reality, feel their problems -to be capable of asking questions that will help those around us to look at their reality from the perspective of faith.
- Have a great day walking with Jesus who dispels our fears and anxieties, our disappointments and failures. Amen.
Reflection for Wednesday of Easter Octave Fr. Phele Chancellor (15.04.2020)