Reflection for Third Sunday of Easter

St. Pius X | News
22 Apr 2020

The story of Jesus and the disciples on the road to Emmaus points the finger at us and sheds light on our own situation in times of trial. Their distress is ours in many ways and their sadness sounds familiar to our ears.  How many times have we walked the road to Emmaus with a downcast face occasioned by quarrels in the home, difficulties at work or the loneliness of being rejected?  The troubles and worries of life can so crowd our minds that we lose our sense of direction and are brought to the point of despair.  All the time we forget that Jesus is walking with us, at our side ready and anxious to help us

The story of Jesus and the disciples on the road to Emmaus points the finger at us and sheds light on our own situation in times of trial. Their distress is ours in many ways and their sadness sounds familiar to our ears.  How many times have we walked the road to Emmaus with a downcast face occasioned by quarrels in the home, difficulties at work or the loneliness of being rejected?  The troubles and worries of life can so crowd our minds that we lose our sense of direction and are brought to the point of despair.  All the time we forget that Jesus is walking with us, at our side ready and anxious to help us

The story of Jesus and the disciples on the road to Emmaus points the finger at us and sheds light on our own situation in times of trial. Their distress is ours in many ways and their sadness sounds familiar to our ears.  How many times have we walked the road to Emmaus with a downcast face occasioned by quarrels in the home, difficulties at work or the loneliness of being rejected?  The troubles and worries of life can so crowd our minds that we lose our sense of direction and are brought to the point of despair.  All the time we forget that Jesus is walking with us, at our side ready and anxious to help us

if only we would turn to him for guidance, in these moments of quiet desperation. This is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of recognizing the Lord’s presence in our lives.  One way we do this is by growing closer to him through daily prayer and scripture reading.  We encounter the Lord amidst the ordinariness of human life, in relationships we establish as we work and share together.  At Sunday Mass, Jesus invites us to relive the Emmaus experience as we share the Eucharist with him. We bring to the Mass the joys and sorrows of the week that has gone and Christ speaks to us as he spoke to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. He will throw light on every moment of joy and show that every bit of suffering has a purpose, giving us a motivation to proclaim the good news to those we will meet in the coming week.