Saturday, May 3, 2014
May 4, 2014: 3rd Sunday of Easter A
How difficult is it to recognize God in our daily situations? We find it is easy to see Him in the joyful moments of our lives where we thank Him and praise Him -- perhaps on our wedding day or when a baby is born. Are we able to praise God when we experience a sad or unexpected tragedy? In today’s Gospel passage, the two disciples walking the Road to Emmaus could not comprehend the suffering and death of Jesus and the reports of his resurrection. “We had hoped,” were the words the two disciples spoke to the stranger who joined them on their walk. Similarly, all of us have known the sorrow of having high expectations dashed. Like the two disciples, we all have had experiences of being crushed and lost. Yet, what is the way through the dark veil of hopelessness?
There was a young girl who was dying from cancer and she was in her final hours. She was in a hospital
The resurrection of Christ opens all our stories to the prospect of not just a good ending, but of a glorious ending. Can we also trust that the first and last words in each of our stories belong to God?