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Today's Gospel: Luke 24:13-35
Jesus loves a good joke. When Cleopas and his companion ask Him “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?” can’t you just picture the twinkling in His eyes when He replies: “What sort of things?”
And then, He astounds them with His explanations of Scripture and opens their eyes at last to who He is, and it is in the breaking of the bread that they recognize Him.
I like to think that I would recognize Jesus if I happened to be walking down the street with Him, but chances are I wouldn’t. Like Mary Magdalene who met Him after the resurrection and mistook him for the gardener, we need grace to see Jesus for who He is.
And often, He comes to us in hidden ways. He’s hidden in the people that we serve. We meet Jesus in our children when they come to us needing food and love and care. We meet Jesus in our co-workers when they are grumpy or impatient. We meet Jesus in every human being that crosses our path, and yet so often we fail to see Him there.
Jesus is really here, present to us in the small and hidden tasks we do for others every day. The challenge for us to open our eyes and see Him there.
Where will I meet Jesus today and how will I love Him there?
Lord, help me to see You in the people You have put in my life for me to love and serve. Open my eyes to the ways that You are present even in the smallest and humblest tasks I will do today. Amen.
Copyright 2021 Danielle Bean
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Danielle Bean is an author, speaker, podcaster, and brand manager at CatholicMom. She and her husband Dan have 8 children and live in New Hampshire.