• Gertrude Peacock

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, April 4, 2018


Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. He asked them, "What are you discussing as you walk along?" They stopped, looking downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, "Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?" And he replied to them, "What sort of things?" They said to him, "The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him. But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel; and besides all this, it is now the third day since this took place. Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning and did not find his Body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive. (Luke 24:15b-23)

Reflection

Jesus joins the group and asks:

1. What are you discussing as you walk along?

2. What sort of things happened?

Meditate on the Scripture passage, ponder on the two questions above and in your own words describe to Jesus the events leading up to His crucifixion, death and resurrection.

Again in this Scripture, the persons seeing Jesus after the resurrection do not recognize Him. Why do you think Jesus is not recognizable?

Chapter 24 of Luke is the Resurrection Narrative. Consider reading this entire chapter to learn more about the resurrection of Jesus, the appearance on the road to Emmaus, the appearance to the Disciples in Jerusalem and the ascension.


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