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The Walk to Emmaus – Recognizing the Presence of Christ in Ordinary Life

April 18, 2023 Uncategorized
The Walk to Emmaus – Recognizing the Presence of Christ in Ordinary Life

The Gospel of Luke chapter 24, verses 13 to 35 is a story of two disciples who were walking to a village called Emmaus, discussing the recent events of Jesus’ crucifixion and the rumors of His resurrection. As they walked, a stranger joined them and asked what they were discussing. The disciples shared their accounts of the crucifixion and their disappointment that Jesus had not been the Messiah they were expecting.

The stranger then explained to them the prophecies that foretold the suffering of the Messiah, and how Jesus had fulfilled them. As they reached Emmaus, the disciples invited the stranger to stay with them for the night. While breaking bread together, the stranger revealed Himself to be Jesus, and then vanished from their sight.

This passage teaches us about the importance of recognizing Jesus in our daily lives. Sometimes we might not recognize Him because we are too focused on our own expectations, like the disciples who were expecting Jesus to be a political savior. However, Jesus is present with us always, even when we don’t recognize Him. We should strive to see Jesus in every aspect of our lives and to follow Him as our true Messiah.

The Gospel teaches us about recognizing Jesus in our daily lives and following Him as our true Messiah. We should not be too focused on our own expectations and miss the presence of Jesus in our lives.

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