Daily Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2014

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Today’s Gospel: Luke 24:13-35

It’s no coincidence that it was at the moment of the blessing and breaking of the bread that Cleopas and the other disciple finally recognized Jesus after spending all day with Him. Even though Christ explained that the fulfillments of the prophesies had all come to pass through the dying and resurrection of Christ, it wasn’t until the exact moment of the consecration that understanding suddenly dawned on the disciples and everything clicked.

In the same way, we should understand that the pinnacle of Christ’s redemption is experienced through the Eucharist. What’s the point of knowing that Christ came to triumph over death to give us eternal life if we aren’t going to partake of the gift? Our hearts should be burning within us!

Ponder:

Do I take advantage of the gift of the Eucharist or make a holy hour at adoration?

Pray:

Lord, help us never to forget you in the Eucharist.

Copyright 2014 Victoria Garaitonandia Gisondi

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  1. I love this scripture passage because it can be so much like me — to be “blindly” walking through my daily blessings without recognizing God in the midst of them… and to have that joy that the apostles felt when Christ broke bread with them – I should have that profound joy and recognition every time I receive the Eucharist. I have some learning and discovery to do. Praying today to grow in faith.

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