WEDNESDAY (April 29, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to
them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)
“That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus,
about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each
other about all these things that had happened. While they were
talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with
them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to
them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other
as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them,
named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know the things that have happened there in these
days?”” (Luke 24:13–18)
“That very day” is the day of the resurrection—the Eighth Day. The risen
Jesus draws near to these two disappointed, disillusioned souls, but
they do not recognize Him. And it is obvious they do not believe all
that Jesus had told them in the previous three years when He went
about teaching, preaching and healing. It’s as if all that Jesus had
taught them had vanished into thin air and they are dejected, defeated
and sad. How often do we, like these two men, walk around dejected
and defeated, not recognizing the gift of Christ in our ordinary lives?
PRAYER FOR HOLY CROSS MEMBER
Be with Lisa (Sussman) this day, O Lord, and show her your great love
throughout all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK (FROM SUNDAY)
O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen
world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of
everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus
Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and forever.