Sunday Gospel Warm-up

April 20, 2023

Restoring Hope

April 23, Luke 24:13-45

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The disciples of Jesus after his death were scattering evident by the two disciples heading to Emmaus and away from Jerusalem. They were probably in despair as anyone would be having experienced the torture and death of someone dearly loved.

What this story conveys is that the Good Shepherd has begun a new ministry of shepherding. He restores their hope, and they return to Jerusalem energized to build a new life and lay the foundation for the Church. We all have our low moments. Our Gospel today throws a challenge to us. In those times, will we look for Jesus’ presence and let Him bolster our hope and courage.