Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Luke 24:13-35
Each time I attend Mass, I kneel in prayer, look up at the crucifix, and take a deep breath. I thank God for loving me and being with me in my life. At the end of my prayer, I ask God to help me be as present to Him in the Mass as He is to me in the Eucharist. I’ve found it is a wonderful way to settle in and prepare for the Mass.
After Mass, I often wonder if I recognize God moving in my life outside the Mass as often as I should. My heart knows He is with me always. But do I, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, fail to truly recognize God walking right beside me?
When I was leading Vacation Bible School at my parish, we would ask the children each day to say where they saw Jesus working in their life. A God sighting. How many God sightings do I recognize in my life each day?
I pondered how many God sightings I recognized in my life and spotted a couple that went unnoticed.
The medical professional who set my mind at ease.
A silly meme that sparked laughter and fun.
Our foreign exchange student wanting to make lunch together when I was having a bad day and preferred to be alone. She and I spent an enjoyable hour together making a mac & cheese pizza for the family. It was such a bright spot when I needed one so badly. Truly a God sighting.
Looking for God sightings is a good practice to help us recognize Jesus as He walks with us.
Where do I see God working in my life today, my own God sightings?
Lord, I know You love me and are with me always. Open my eyes to see You walking beside me throughout my day.
Copyright 2023 Lisa Henley Jones
About the Author
Lisa Henley Jones is a wife, mom, native Texan, and parish communications director. She enjoys reading, walking, going on date nights, and cheering on her kids in their activities. As a social media consultant, Lisa teaches Catholic parishes to engage, inspire, and evangelize on social media. Find her blog at Of Sound Mind & Spirit and her social media course at Parish Social Media.