The Road to Emmaus story teaches us about the immense gift of the Church and the Eucharist. In living the Catholic life and receiving Jesus at the table of the Lord, our minds are filled with grace and divine wisdom.
My daughter, . . . I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.
The resurrection of Christ defeats the throes of death. By the power of the risen Christ, our feet are set on the path of life, casting out fear of death as humankind’s greatest enemy is put to death.
On Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, an entry into the city where he would be brutally crucified on a Roman cross to accomplish his Paschal Mystery.
We wait in faith and hope, analogously entombed in darkness, following in the way of Lazarus. Yet Christ is coming. The resurrection is in your future.