Walking Path

Greetings on this the Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 3:1-10; PS 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 24:13-35
Notes: We walk the path of life every day. Cleopas and another disciple were walking away from Jerusalem to Emmaus, dejected about what life offered. Their disappointment and confusion ruled their hearts and minds. Jesus offers them a different path. Jesus walked the path along side them. He shared his story with Cleopas about Moses and the prophets speaking of him and all the necessary ways he had to walk to bring about the completion of the Messianic mission.

  • Jesus shares himself as Messiah and as Living Bread.
  • Peter shares what he has, the charism of Jesus to heal and forgive.
  • Let us not allow disappointment and dejection rule us.

Share The Way with others.
Come partake in the breaking of the bread.

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”

Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.

First reading
Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold,
but what I do have I give you:
in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, rise and walk.”

Responsorial Psalm
Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.

Alleluia Verse
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Gospel Portion
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the Eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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