In today’s Gospel from Luke, Jesus asks a series of three questions to two men on the Road to Emmaus:
- What are you discussing as you walk along? (Luke 24:17)
- What sort of things? (Luke 24:19)
- Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory? (Luke 24:26)
Let’s unpack each question, one at a time, to see what Our Lord is trying to say to us.
What were the men discussing as Jesus approached them? They were discussing Christ’s death on the cross, saddened that who they thought would redeem the Jewish people, was now dead. Their hopes, dashed. It seems they lost faith in Jesus. Has that ever happened to Continue reading