Reflection on Luke 24:35-48 ~
Yes Jesus, today I am going to push aside the distractions of the world to touch and see you in every person with great joy. In my prayers today I ask for Your help to: Recognize You everywhere. Help to open my mind to the peace of Your forgiveness. Let me remain immersed in the understanding of Your Word. Condition me to be a humble witness and giver of Your unconditional love. Remove all fear of the unknown. Further strengthen my faith.
Luke 24 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 24:35-48.