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Learning to evangelize by walking with the Risen One!

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Learning to evangelize by walking with the Risen One! April 26 2020 III Sunday of Easter Dear brothers and sisters, we should make our own the strategy used by Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, …More
Learning to evangelize by walking with the Risen One! April 26 2020 III Sunday of Easter Dear brothers and sisters, we should make our own the strategy used by Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, whose story we will listen on Sunday, April 26. In the first place, what does Jesus do in his boundless mercy if not approaching, undercover, the two disciples and, like a pilgrim among others, walking with them, listening and empathically "contact" their hearts, to sharing their joys and their pains, their expectations and disappointments, their hopes and anxieties? ... We thought, we hoped that Jesus was the Messiah keep on saying with sadness the two disciples ... Jesus' next step is to enlighten the confused minds and warm the frozen hearts of the two disciples with the proclamation of the Word of God. In fact, "... Starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself. ...: Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory?'». " To wrap up, dear brothers and sisters, the proclamation of the word of god made by Jesus causes the disciples’ hearts burns and overflows with an irrepressible joy ... That's why in order not to lose that mysterious pilgrim, they invite him to stay with them.In fact: " they pressed him to stay with them saying, 'It is nearly evening, and the day is almost over.' So he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; ... "