Our lives seem like a continuous repetition of that trek to Emmaus. Disappointed, our best hopes dashed, we very often plod glumly along. So self-absorbed, we often forget that Jesus is right beside us. He notices our sadness and inquires, “What are you going over in your heads? What’s the matter?” We are astonished. Doesn’t Jesus see? Everything’s falling apart. Our best hopes for success, accomplishment, holiness are all over. The world in turmoil. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Jesus reminds us, "This is where I rise. This is where the kingdom happens. I am with you, beside you. I understand."
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