Welcoming the Holy

Here we invite you to take time for yourself in personal prayer. The following spiritual reflection offers words and images which we hope will evoke for you an experience of God.

Third Sunday of Easter

 “Look at my hands and feet. See that it is I myself.” (Luke 24.38)

Opening Prayer

Loving God, Father of Jesus who is Risen from the dead, we thank you for his continued presence in us and among us. Help us t look for him everywhere we go. Amen.


The two disciples told the eleven and their companions what had happened on the rad to Emmaus, and how Jesus had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. (Luke 24.35)



   Among the much loved stories in the Gospel is the one which recounts Jesus meeting his disciples on the road to Emmaus. Today ‘s Gospel tells us,, after the fact, what happens immediately after that encounter, and how the disciples recognized him in the breaking of the bread. The disciples hurried back to Peter and the others to tell them of their experience with Jesus.
   Then Jesus stood in the midst of them. He invited them to touch his wounds. He opened their minds to recall all that he taught them, and ended with the pronouncement “You are a witness of these things.: (Luke 24.48)
   You and I have met Jesus on the road. In the suffering of others, and perhaps in our own suffering, we have seen the wounds He bore. We are called to probe the Scriptures to see to see Christ’s story and ours interwoven. Finally, we are called to be witnesses.
   To be followers of Christ in this day and age, we can do nothing less.
   It would be best if we did the work of the Gospel together.

Closing Prayer 

Jesus, Holy One, Holy Risen One, we are breathless as we realize Your great and lasting glove for us. Help us to be faithful to You, faithful to one another as we live and grow in this year when the pandemic still threatens. Amen.  


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