Third Sunday of Easter Weekend of April 22/23, 2023

As today’s gospel reveals, the first meal shared with the
risen Lord happened in a place called Emmaus. Perhaps
there is no better time to reflect on this story than in those
prayerful moments at Mass when we return to our place
after receiving Holy Communion. Those few moments
give us an opportunity to reflect on our stewardship of
Christ’s presence within us. We have a chance to practice
hospitality by inviting Jesus into our hearts to walk and
talk with us about our own Emmaus journey. We can
relive once again the time when he broke bread for the
disciples. And just as they did, we too can recognize
Christ in this meal we have just shared with others.