Two of Jesus’ followers were traveling to Emmaus on the first Easter, when the risen Lord approached them and joined them in their journey.
Unrecognized, He discussed the events of the last few days with them, explaining why it was necessary for the Christ to die and so enter into His glory.
When they reached the village, the two invited Jesus to stay with them, which He did. St. Luke explains how He broke bread and gave it to them—and how they suddenly recognized who their companion actually was.
Like the two disciples, we all tend to look for God to act in grand and dramatic ways. Yet, the events of everyday life are filled with His presence. We would notice that if we had the eyes to see. A meal, a job to be done, a chance meeting on the street—all can be occasions for encountering God in our neighbor.
Keep your eyes open for God and your neighbor today.
He who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. (1 John 4:20)
Lord, help us see that it is in each other that we find You.