3rd Sunday of Easter

St. Pius X | News
13 Apr 2018

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.  People come to our livres for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.  Jesus always made it clear the type of relationship he wanted to have with us, that of companion. The word ‘companion’ means those who break bread together.  There is a special unity found among those who share food.  The gospels contain many examples of this special bond formed when Jesus shared food.  He not only shared food, he shared his presence with those who could recognize him.  This was true for the two disciples returning from Emmaus who knew Jesus in the breaking of the bread.  This was also true for the remaining disbelieving disciples who meet Jesus in today’s gospel.  The apostles recognized Jesus in the sharing of food and companionship, and so do we.  The Eucharist is a focused time of sharing life in its many dimensions.  Through our celebration we become more aware of other moments in life of significant sharing.  Consider preparing meals for the sick, aged or young.  Consider the quiet work of food bank volunteers or those who assist in homes and hospitals.  Through all these actions we give witness to what we have seen and heard.