Today’s Gospel is the amazing story unique to Luke’s Gospel about the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). They are on another road, too, the road toward faith — as they share with a stranger they meet how they feel hopeless because of the sudden death of Jesus, the one they thought was the Messiah, and the doubt they feel about the stories circulating about his being alive. The stranger enters their reality and connects the dots for them, fitting His story to theirs and then revealing himself in a characteristic “Jesus action” of breaking bread. No one in Jesus’ day found belief in the resurrection easy, and neither do we. The object of any hope we have is never a sure thing. We are always living toward faith, leaning into it. The Stranger on the road to Emmaus understands. If we are willing, he will connect the dots for us, too.
– Blog entry by Sister Mary Garascia