26 April, Sunday – Our Personal Emmaus

Acts 2:14,22-33
1 Pet 1:17-21

Lk 24:13-35

“Their eyes were opened”

2020 has been a pivotal year for our generation. Covid-19 has changed the lives of many around the world.

Today’s gospel could not have come at a more opportune time. I often wondered in the past about the experience of the two disciples, as they made their way to Emmaus; what was in their minds, the emotions they were experiencing, and how did their future look to them? I did not expect that one day, I would find myself in the same situation.

We have not been able to attend mass in our churches, and I found myself missing this deeply. Yesterday, as our Archbishop William consecrated the host, I found myself looking at it longingly; how I longed to be able to receive Jesus in the act of communion! This experience must have been a mere fraction of what the two disciples on the road were experiencing. As I read the gospel passage, I found myself walking alongside with them, sharing in their sorrow.

Yet, as I live my life daily now, I draw inspiration from social media, or from passages or photos sent to me by my wife and friends. I see Jesus speaking to me directly, sometimes quietly.

This experience has gifted me my personal road to Emmaus. I seek Him constantly, and this has been deeply enriching to me. I pray that our God will protect us through this deeply challenging time, and that we continue to hear His voice more intimately, and deeply.

(Today’s OXYGEN by Paul Wee)

Prayer: We reach out to you, dear Jesus, that we may continue to hear Your voice as You teach, lead and encourage us. We desire to know and to learn from You more each day.

Thanksgiving: We are grateful Father, for your daily walk with us. Thank You for showering us with all Your blessings, even through the difficult times.

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