“While He was with them at table, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, but He vanished from their sight.” Luke 24,13-35

Has it ever happened that you caught a glimpse of God present, in some way or other, and you had a sudden sense of peace, a feeling deep in your core that all is right with the world when previously it all felt wrong? How often do we want to capture such moments, bottle them, and beg God to stay right there? “Don’t move!” we want to shout, so glad are we for the moment of comfort, a reminder that we are not alone. Of course, the moment usually passes, although we are often the ones who move away from God rather than the other way around. The two disciples on the road to Emmaus asked Jesus to stay with them, but every day He asks us if we will stay with Him, and not just for a time, but forever. Stay. Don’t move. Jesus is right where you are right now.

“Jesus, you are the Bread of Life, you are the food that nourishes, the grace that heals, the presence that comforts, the truth that lights the way. Stay with us. Live in us!”

(Adapted from Daily Reflections by Mary DeTurris Poust, Liturgical Press.)

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