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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Third Sunday of Easter (A)
Gospel text (Lk 24:13-35): ... Two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus... They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” ...

The Holy Scriptures

Fr. Antoni CAROL i Hostench (Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain)

Today, the resurrected Son of God rescues from sadness his disheartened disciples. How does He do it? He walks with them and… stays with them. He listens to them and speaks to them. He shares the Bread and explains the Word: Eucharist and Scripture. The Emmaus disciples throb when they realize that, what prophets announced regarding the Messiah, is fulfilled in Jesus of Nazareth: along with His death and His resurrection.

God desired to communicate with men. The Bible is this divine revelation in writing, after centuries of oral transmission. The coming of the Messiah was announced and prepared for centuries throughout the Old Testament. The New Testament narrates Jesus’ life and that of the primitive Christian community. It reflects the messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus Christ.

—Holy Spirit, I confess You are who inspires the Scriptures. Open my intelligence, Spirit Divine, so that I can understand the Sacred Scriptures. Thus, on the path of my life, I will always go forward with my Saviour.