The Road to Emmaus: Encounter with Jesus | One-Minute Homily

The story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus reminds us that Jesus is always willing to take time to encounter us and draw us closer to himself. Eric Immel, SJ, reflects in this week’s One-Minute Homily, based on the readings for Sunday, April 26, 2020.

I’m busy ALL THE TIME. Or, at least I say that I am…I’m Eric Immel, and this is my One-Minute Reflection. I may be too busy, but Jesus definitely isn’t – he has time for all of us.

Imagine – It’s the day of the resurrection, and rumors abound. Jesus was killed, but apparently his body is missing from the tomb and he is alive!

Two guys are making the seven-mile walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus, no doubt spreading this incredible news. And then, a mystery man shows up, who not only walks all seven miles with them, but stays for dinner! In the breaking of the bread, they realize that Jesus was with them the whole time.

We’ve only got 24 hours a day. The time we have with others is precious. I’ve sometimes wondered whether Jesus has time for me.. But, when I remember today’s gospel, I am reminded – more than anything, Jesus wants to walk with me – he gives me the gift of his time. And, if anything is possible with God, then Jesus can give me as much time as I need. All I have to do is ask.

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