(By Fr. Dexter Brereton) The Risen Jesus, unrecognized by his disciples explains his own story to two of them on their way to a village called Emmaus. But this story of Jesus is also the story of any great person ...Read More »
Today’s gospel is about two men on their way to Emmaus, two dejected men who knew Jesus and were devastated by his death and the manner in which he was killed. These men as did Mary Magdalene, had a deep love for Jesus, and even though he told them several times what his future would be and what was his purpose, they did not really understand. It was resurrection day and the two had already heard the astounding news from the women, including Mary Magdalene, that Jesus was no longer in the tomb. You see, in spite of all that Jesus had said and done, they all thought that he was dead and were completely devastated. In their humanness, the last thing they needed was to now hear that his body was no longer there. What would they hold on too now?
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