Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for April 26, 2020

Reflection for April 26, 2020

Broken, blessed and shared

Our own 'Road to Emmaus' can help us see Jesus  when we cannot receive  Him in Eucharist

by Renae Bauer

Three passages from Sunday’s Gospel of Luke resonate with me. Perhaps they will with you, too.

“… but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.” ( 24: 16)

  • How will I recognize Jesus in my life today?
  • Will I recognize Jesus in the people I love and the people I have a hard time loving?

“Beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus interpreted to them what referred to him in all the Scriptures.” (24: 27)

  • God’s love for us is as old as life itself. What can I learn from the Old Testament as well as the New Testament?
  • How can I be a “prophet” for Jesus today?

“He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him…” (24: 30-31 )

  • Broken, blessed, shared. Jesus does this for us every day. How do I reciprocate?
  • How can I help others recognize Jesus in their lives?

With God’s help, we can see Jesus in our lives, in Scripture and in Sacrament.



Agnes Fischer
04/24/2020 9:04 am

How about just being extra nice to those I'm sequestered with?

Thanks, Renae

04/24/2020 9:15 am

Especially as we "eat in" these days, these words have new meaning: broken, blessed, and shared. Thank you.

Irene Whatley
04/24/2020 10:03 am

Thank you for the inspiring message. I was just thinking about how much I miss receiving the Eucharist, it seemed like months.

Sr. Elise Cholewinski
04/24/2020 11:04 am

Very well done, Renae. Excellent questions!

Sr. Rose Jochmann
04/24/2020 1:25 pm

Good questions for reflection. This is one of my favorite Gospels!

Fr. Bill Jacobs,
04/24/2020 7:48 pm

Well done! I loved the "probing" questions.... During our "troubled times" right nows - they seemed even more appropriate. God bless!

Sister Sharon
04/25/2020 3:19 pm

Thanks for this reflection and also for the questions for us to ponder.

Sr. Fran
04/27/2020 11:42 am

Thanks, Renae, for your relevant reflection and thought-provoking questions. You bring the Good News right down to NOW.

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