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dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Tomen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 46en_US
dc.description.abstractLord, you will show us the path of life.|Peter, where did you learn to orate like this? I mean, you are just a fisherman. Yet you stand before a crowd and tell them the way to find salvation. What has come over you? You used to be so tongue-tied, and not very subtle. Yet today you reminded me that I should "conduct myself with reverence during the time of your (my) sojourning." What a marvelous bit of advice, so faith-filled, and so profound. A guide to living a good life, and a reminder of the transitory nature of life as we know it, all in one thought. I didn't know you had it in you - what has caused this change in you?|Lord, you will show us the path of life.|Luke, why were the eyes of Cleopas and his friend closed to Jesus when he appeared to them on the road to Emmaus? And they stay closed, even though they walk a good distance together, and even though He explains the scriptures to them so it is clear that He is the messiah. Why were they blind to the Lord, even though He was with them? I'm sure if I were on that road, I would recognize Jesus in an instant. I mean, how can anyone be so blind that they walk in the presence of the Lord and don't recognize Him?|Lord, you will show us the path of life.|And Luke, while we are looking at this event, how is it that Cleopas and his friend finally recognize Jesus only when He breaks bread. They weren't with the apostles at the Last Supper. Has the symbolism, the presence of the Eucharist already manifested itself to the nascent church? It certainly works for us, 2,000 years later, since we don't have Jesus in our midst every day. He vanished when they recognized Him. Where are we going to find Him today? In the Eucharist? On the road? Are our eyes still closed? What do we need to do to have our eyes opened?|Lord, you will show us the path of life.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 Sunday, April 18, 1999: 3rd week in Easter.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.program.unitHeider College of Businessen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorPurcell, Thomas J., IIIen_US 3en_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 2:14, 22-33en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11en_US
dc.subject.local31 Peter 1:17-21en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 24:13-35en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Aen_US

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