April 28, 2017
The third Sunday of Easter has one common, encouraging theme: No matter what happens in our lives, the risen Jesus is always with us. God is near to those who seek Him and who want to live in His presence, doing His will. The Emmaus incident is the story of a God who will not leave us alone when we are hurt and disappointed. In the gospel, we see the disciples living in the past, the old ways (better?), but hoping for future ways of living. The bottom has fallen out of their dreams. Shattered dreams now! They miss Jesus in their presence.