Easter is walking in Jesus, with Jesus

The Lord Is My Chef Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, 20 April 2022
Acts 3:1-10   ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[><   Luke 24:13-35
Photo by Dr. Mylene A. Santos, MD in Lourdes, France, March 2022.
I have been walking all my life
but it was only recently, O Lord Jesus,
have I really started walking consciously,
along with others trying to keep healthy
by making 10,000 steps daily.
How funny that most of the times,
we have taken walking for granted,
without really minding at all where we 
have been to and where we are heading
for; we just walk, walk, and keep on walking
in this life even at the opposite directions...

That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.

Luke 24:13-16
Thank you, dearest Jesus
in walking with us even in the 
opposite directions we take,
when grief and failures and 
disappointments drive us back
to our old ways, old destinations;
thank you in walking with us to
the many Emmaus we go to only to 
bring us back to your Jerusalem.
Open our eyes, Lord Jesus,
to recognize you and know you 
so that we may follow you more
closely in walking and following your
path of peace and joy, of self-giving
and love; make us conscious of your 
presence in every walk we take to
seek and follow your new directions
for us in serving others and doing your work.
As we walk closer with you, Jesus, 
let us imitate Peter in sharing 
you with those who are lost and 
paralyzed in this life; in your most 
holy name and power, let us empower
our fellow journeyers in life to rise and 
walk in you, with you.  Amen.

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