Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014: Wednesday within Octave of Easter

We live in a world where to see is to believe. But sometimes we need to walk by faith and not by sight. In the road to Emmaus, the two men did not recognize Jesus at all. And this was just after the resurrection. Even after Jesus was recounting and giving a summary of the scriptures, the two men still had difficulty recognizing what was happening. But their hearts did burn. Their instinct did suggest something to them. They only recognized the risen Lord during the breaking of bread.
Because during the breaking of bread, Jesus offers his body to be broken, to be eaten so that we may be nourished. We have often heard the saying that the Lord works in mysterious ways. But we need a certain wisdom, a certain discernment to recognize that it is the Lord who is working the mysterious way, or else it will remain mysterious forever. That event will just remain a question mark, a coincidence, an isolated experience that has nothing to do with the Lord. But the Lord does work, the Lord does send prophets, does send experiences for our favor.
Let us ask the Lord for the discernment and inner vision and eyes to see the miracles that he has done and is doing in our lives.