From the Word of the Day
Now that very day, two of them were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. (Luke 24: 13-16)
Jesus meets two friends in a situation of fear and lack of faith. The power of death and the Cross had killed every hope in them. Jesus comes near and walks with them. He listens to their reality and asks questions with simplicity and attention. He evokes the Bible and, little by little, He leads them to reflect on what they had forgotten. “Foolish and slow to believe the word of the Prophets! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things to enter into His glory?” It is a fraternal reproof that gives the two friends the key to understand the events they had lived. Now they walk faster. There is light on the road: that strange companion on the journey would fully reveal Himself in the breaking of the bread.
Today I will pray: Lord, let Your word be a light for my steps!
The Voice of Cl. Geffre, Theologian
If we want to know the true face of God, love must already be present in our live because God is love. The two disciples of Emmaus began by inviting the unknown traveler to stay with them that evening and only then were they able to recognize Him.