My Dear People,
The road to Emmaus account is yet another Resurrection narrative read during Easter. In this account we find Jesus defining for us the boundaries for our present day mass. As Jesus shared with His Disciples, they were prevented from knowing Him because He has not yet ascended to the Father. Our Lord begins by sharing the Sacred Scriptures. We do this at every mass in the Liturgy of the Word. Then, after their hearts were set on fire with the Word, Jesus breaks bread with them just as He did at the Last Supper with the Apostles. With that their eyes were opened, and Jesus vanished from their sight. This breaking of bread is what we do in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
At the words of consecration, the bread and wine become the Body and Bread, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Himself. Just as Our Lord was them taken from the sight of the disciples, so too is Jesus taken from our sight at Holy Communion time. We must then see with the eyes of “faith”. Jesus preformed many other signs of His Resurrection that were not written in the Gospels. He calls all of us to believe in Him, so that we might have LIFE in His Holy Name.
Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada
May we always be eager to take advantage of the Great Grace of Jesus’ Divine Mercy.