All Saints Messenger - April 27, 2017

posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:31 PM by Church Secretary

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     Greetings in the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

This Sunday we hear from The Gospel of Luke the wonderful story about the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. For many of us here at All Saints just the word Emmaus may conjure up memories of a Cursillo Weekend because our Methodist brothers and sisters use Emmaus instead of Cursillo for their weekends of transformation and new learning.

Just like the disciples on the road, all of us are moved from unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence and hopefully, if we are open to new learning we move to conscious competence. For the disciples on the Road to Emmaus their conscious competence came when Jesus said the prayers and broke the bread in their presence.
The two disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus: "their eyes were kept from recognizing him." They were disheartened because they had hoped this man Jesus they followed was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And now here Christ was right in their midst and they did not know it was him. Sometimes God is active in our daily lives and we do not even know or recognize it. We can sometimes get so caught up in the destination that we don't stop and see God's presence right in front of us in our lives. But when we pause to look back on our lives and reflect, sometimes we are able to recognize where and when God was present--that chance meeting in a coffee shop, that phone call we received, that turn in the road we made. When was a time in your life you felt God was especially present or active or so close to you that you could reach out and touch him?

Present God, we give thanks that you walk along the road of life with each of us. Help us recognize your presence. Amen.

See ya Sunday! 
Fr. Gary+