Sunday, April 6, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - Third Sunday of Easter

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute

My Dear People,

The Road To Emmaus

road to emmausThe Easter account on the road to Emmaus shows us how much Jesus desires for all to be fed by His Word and His Body. The disciples were prevented from recognizing Jesus, because their hearts did not hear His Word. Their minds were closed. After breaking open the Holy Scriptures for them, He then blessed the bread, broke it, gave it to them and said, "Take and EAT! Jesus was saying Holy Mass for these disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Immediately, their eyes were opened, and Jesus vanished from their sight. The early Christians repeated this celebration of Word and Sacrament. It is why we still do the same 2000 years later. At Holy Mass, Jesus breaks open the Scriptures for us. Then, He feeds us with His Body and Blood. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, our eyes can be opened to His Holy Presence as well. We must hunger for the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ, as did His holy disciples. Ask for this holy grace, and you will receive it abundantly.

May we always hunger for the Divine Mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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