"When he (the stranger) was at table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him (Jesus), and he disappeared from their sight" (Luke 24:30-31).
I don't know why the travelers didn't recognize Jesus or why Jesus should keep them from recognizing him. Maybe it was because he wanted their full attention while he explained to them the prophecies pertaining to himself. But the travelers, filled with this information and excited by seeing for themselves that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead, ran the 7 miles back to Jerusalem to tell the 11 apostles that they had seen the Lord. What a tale they had to tell.
For reflection: Would I ever run 7 miles to tell someone something? Am I still excited about Jesus? Who have I told about Jesus?
Let us pray. Jesus, I thank you that someone told me about you. Restore in me that first excitement of knowing you. Help me to find the right words to tell people about you and what you mean to me.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.