The Gospel reading is about the two despondent disciples on their way to Emmaus. Though they did not recognize him, the risen Jesus joins them on their journey and explains to them what the Scriptures said about the Messiah. At their destination, they recognize Jesus “when he broke bread with them.”
In the first reading Peter and John cure the man crippled from birth who begged at the “Beautiful” gate of the Temple, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have I give you: in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, walk!”
In both readings we see the reality and the power of the risen Lord, of Jesus the Messiah. We believe that the risen Lord, God and man, sits in power at the Father’s right hand ready to listen to us and to intercede with the Father for us. May we know and recognize him in our lives; may his grace and assistance be with us.