In today’s Gospel, there are overtones of what we have been experiencing these past weeks. Just as it evokes many different emotions, we can only imagine how Jesus’ followers were feeling after Jesus’ death on the cross. They are feeling lost, confused and probably very empty. They are filled with many questions. All of us both then and now amid our questions and difficulties, the divine wayfarer continues to walk at our side, opening the scriptures and leading us to a deeper understanding of God.
The Lord always listens to us and is always there. It is the Lord’s way to always listen, especially when times are hard, hence the Lord cones towards us even before he is asked. He knows how to listen and then speaks to us. The path towards God is a path to progressive enlightenment. Like the apostles from Emmaus we too ask “Stay with us Lord”