Reflection Of The Week
3rd Sunday of Easter,  30 April 2017

Gospel Reflection

Heart’s hunger and recognition

Kieran O’Mahony osa

We come to Easter faith by acknowledging the hungers of the heart (“our own hope had been”), by searching the scriptures (“our hearts burning within us”), by holding on to the story of the first disciples and witness of the women, by the Eucharist (“the breaking of the bread”) and by sharing our faith (“they told their story”). Is there more? As the story starts, he stops them. Towards the end of the story, they stop him from walking out of their lives, perhaps for ever. The moment of desire leads to the moment of recognition and a life-changing encounter.

See Kieran’s exegetical commentary on today’s readings at his Tarsus website.

- Association of Catholic Priests, Ireland