In the afternoon of the Resurrection, two discouraged disciples of Jesus left Jerusalem for the nearby town of Emmaus. Christ met them on the way and engaged them in conversation, showing them from the Scriptures how the Messiah was meant to suffer and die. When they reached Emmaus the discipes begged Jesus to stay with them and when they recognised him in the breaking of the bread they returned to Jerusalem. In this meditation we consider how:
- Christ is always there for us when we are going through hard times.
- We should beg Jesus to stay with us and we should keep him close always, especially when we are experiencing difficulties.
- Like the disciples did with Jesus, we should open our hearts to the one who guides us in our spiritual life
- Our hearts, like those of the disciples, will burn within us when we encounter our Lord in prayer, the Scriptures and the sacraments.
- Our Lord sends us out, as he did the apostles, to announce to others the good news of his love for mankind.