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dc.contributor.authorSamson, Bethen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 263en_US
dc.description.abstract|Can you recall a time when the world around you seemed dark with despair, confusion, desolation? A time when someone you love died and you could not make sense of the sorrow that found you? A time when you could not make sense of what occurred and felt alone in this void?|This is how I imagine Cleopas and his companion were feeling as they were walking along the road, away from Jerusalem and towards Emmaus. Then, someone arrives and begins walking alongside of them, asking them about their sorrow, listening to their despair and confusion, accompanying them in this painful journey.|As they were approaching Emmaus, Cleopas and his companion return the generosity of companionship this "stranger" had offered to them in their time of desolation by inviting him to stay with them and share a meal.|When they gathered around the table, they were astonished to find that this "stranger" was Jesus. The person who accompanied them in their deep sorrow, who walked alongside of them in this difficult time, is the person who brought them hope in the midst of despair.|In the midst of desolation, do we welcome those who accompany us? Do we allow them to walk with us in this difficult time? Do we allow Jesus to be our companion in and through sorrow? In return, do we feel called to accompany those around us who are experiencing despair and confusion? How can we listen to their stories and walk with them in their pain?en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for April 4, 2018: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCampus Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSamson, Bethen_US of Easteren_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 3:1-10en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 24:13-35en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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