THIRD SUNDAY of EASTER
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Julia Parish,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them.
This weekend we will hear the Gospel from Luke 24:13-35, "The Road to Emmaus." I came across this reflection from Patricia Russell a number of years ago for our reflection this weekend:
As the disciples walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus, Jesus quietly joined their company, casually listening, questioning, and even challenging their assumptions about what transpired over the previous three days. It wasn’t until they invited him to stay with them and sat down at table together that they recognized him, yet they’d felt something profound throughout their entire encounter.
The Lord wants to be near us. He walks beside us and participates in the mundane aspects of our living. We feel his influence even when we aren’t entirely aware of his presence. Imagine how much more joy we can experience when we welcome him as our honored guest and put him at the center of our daily routine.
This is the opportunity and challenge for us today and everyday, to put Jesus at the center of our daily routine, and at the center of our lives. The result has the power to transform your life.
May God bless each of you and those that you love,
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