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WEDNESDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER 041520

On the evening of the same day as recounted by Luke, while two disciples were walking to Emmaus, a mysterious stranger met them on the way and conversed with them about everything that happened in Jerusalem for the past three days that this Jesus had to suffer, die and be raised. Since it was getting dark, they invited this stranger to stay with them and share meals. It was during the breaking of the bread that they recognized him. The Eucharist and the Mass was once the Breaking of the Bread as sharing meals and breaking our lives open.

We are on the road to Emmaus. Faith didn’t come straight from heaven. We learn as we walk. We grow from experience. We see our lives in light of the scriptures. For the daily churchgoers, daily Mass is what punctuates their day. It’s like something is missing if we don’t go and attend Mass even online. No matter how heavy the burden and the load is, the sacrifice of the Mass especially at this terrible time, provides an inexplicable sense of relief. We get a different vision in life. We learn to be gentle with ourselves and forgiving of others. Amen.