Thought: 'The problem for many people is fear. We are afraid of one another - afraid of meeting' (Jean Vanier)
This week we reflect on the significance of what happens when we celebrate Mass (The Eucharist). Jesus is with us, in the words used and in the bread and wine, in the community, yet we do not always recognise His presence, just like the apostles on the road to Emmaus.
Whenever we celebrate Mass He is really present, wherever it is celebrated, so He is present in our school. Through this He brings us closer to Himself and each other, if we let Him. He heals us, because we are all wounded by sin, He helps us overcome our isolation and loneliness and create a true community.
Luke 24: 13-35 - The Road to Emmaus
As they approached the village to which they were going, He gave the impression that He was going on further.
But they urged him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So He went in to stay with them.
to be able to share your healing peace and love with them.
And it happened that, while He was with them at table, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognised Him.
Lord Jesus, because of Your love for us, You became man with a human body like ours.
You came, not to do Your will, but to do the will of Him who sent you.
You loved us even to death.