Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jesus made all the difference for the path of lif: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Listen to the homily here.


Our responsorial psalm today
·      Lord, you will show us the path of life.”
o   Our own life…our families life…our friends life…spiritually through our life with faith…life of belief…
o   Life that is hard
o   Jesus never said that our Catholic Church is easy, or a cakewalk, or popular
Jesus said in Matthew 7
·      For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Listen some pieces of our Gospel
·      After Jesus died and some new information that he rose from the dead
·      “…two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus…”
o   These disciples were walking, speaking and discerning
o   7 miles away from Jerusalem
·      Jesus himself drew near and walked with them…”
o   Do you know that Jesus draws near to each of you?
o   But sometimes, like these disciples, our “…eyes were prevented from recognizing him.”
·      Normally, we do not physically see Jesus Christ, or God
·      But we can spiritually see
At the end of this narrative, how did the disciples see Jesus Christ?  How did they know what the path was?
·      And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.  With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.”
·      The path of life: with Jesus Christ
o   Walk with him, talk with him, listen to him
o   This assists us to go against our culture, against Hollywood, against media, against busyness, against mediocrity
Robert Frost:
·      “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”
·      Our Catholic Church is “less traveled by”
·      And Jesus Christ makes all the difference

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