Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 15 A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
A Blessed and Joyous Easter Season to You.
"How they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread. . ."
Amazing isn't it? Here are the disciples glad-handing and high-fiving each other in their recognition of Jesus, rejoicing and laughing. And the next thing you know they are terrified.
They knew Him in the breaking of the bread, but they still could not recognize Him when He stood there in front of them. This is the human story.
We can see Jesus in all sorts of things--the Church, the Tabernacle, the Eucharistic Host, the Word of God. He is present in every one of those things.
Why do we fail to see Him when He stands face to face with us? When?
Whenever we see someone in need--someone who needs food, shelter, a person to talk to, the word of God. Too often we don't see Jesus here. We may help out, we may not. But if we do, it isn't often with the thought of the Lord who loves us.
So during Easter, let us rejoice in the breaking of the bread, in the Risen Lord. Let us proclaim His good news to the whole world. But let us also begin to recognize Him in the persons who meet us every day and let us learn to serve more completely, with greater love.
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Octave of Easter
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