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Let Your Eyes Be Opened

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

My dear encountered couples:

Like Mary Magdalene who had gone to the tomb looking for the dead body of Jesus and in her disappointment almost missed recognizing the living Christ who was standing right by her, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus almost missed him too. And he was right with them walking along and talking to them. How often do we miss seeing Jesus when he is with us? Well, he is always with us. And when we even for a moment think he is not, then we are missing out on something wonderful.

Ever go jogging? Jesus is jogging right along with you. Ever go riding in a car? There he is in the seat next to you. Or if that one is taken, then he is in the back seat, or maybe on the hood. Ever sit home alone, watching television, reading a book, texting, or partaking of a meal? You aren’t alone. He’s with you. Wherever it is you go, wherever it is you are, whatever it is you are doing, there is the risen Jesus Christ.

When Jesus seated himself to eat with the two disciples he had been walking with on the road to Emmaus, he took bread, pronounced the blessing, then broke the bread and began to distribute it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” You might not see Jesus with the eyes in your head for years yet to come, but if you have faith you can see him right now — and anytime you wish. Let your eyes be opened.

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