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May 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm #25468정하상성당
Date: 4/24/15 Place: St. Paul HaSang Church (Des Plaines)
SPEAKER: Fr. Foeckler TOPIC: Recognizing Jesus
Luke 24:13-35 (On
the Road to Emmaus) New International Version (NIV)
that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven
Jerusalem. 14 They
were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and
discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along
with them;16 but
they were kept from recognizing him.
asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named
Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not
know the things that have happened there in these days?”
things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a
prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests
and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified
him; 21 but
we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what
is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some
of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his
body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he
was alive. 24 Then
some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had
said, but they did not see Jesus.”
said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the
prophets have spoken! 26 Did
not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with
Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all
the Scriptures concerning himself.
they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if
he were going farther. 29 But
they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is
almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began
to give it to them. 31 Then
their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared
from their sight. 32 They
asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked
with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those
with them, assembled together 34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and
has appeared to Simon.” 35 Then
the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them
when he broke the bread.
As we read the story of On the Road to Emmaus, we can
realize that the two of the disciples were discouraged after the death of Jesus.
Although Jesus had already predicted His death
and resurrection, disciples were
slow to believe.
The key point of this story is that when Jesus saw them
on the road to Emmaus, about 7miles from Jerusalem, the disciples still didn’t
recognize Him and was telling Him what was going on during the recent days of
Jesus’ death. They were amazed at Jesus’ explanation of the scriptures that
they asked (urged) Him to stay with them at their house.
And it was while at the dinner table, as Jesus took the
bread and gave thanks and broke the bread, their eyes were opened and they
We, too should tell Jesus what is in our hearts. The
things that bother us even the little things.
Jesus wants us to tell Him. He wants to hear from us. He
waits for us to talk to Him.
And it is when we attend mass, as the priest takes the
bread and gives thanks and breaks the bread, that’s when we should recognize His
The bread as His Body and wine as His Blood.
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