Walking with Strangers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 05/01/2014

in Easter

Third Sunday of Easter–Cycle A
May 4, 2014

“Jesus himself drew near and walked with them.”
(Luke 24:15b)

Walking with Strangers

Search your hearts for
Truth that sets you free. Whom do you not
Recognize on your Emmaus Road encounters?
All are made in God’s image.
Never walk past a stranger in need.
Graciously grant them hope.
Enough of your self-absorption, your walking past the marginal strangers,
Recognize in them the face of Jesus.
Search your hearts and walk anew with Jesus, the stranger.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. Why do we fear strangers?
  2. Do we really see the face of Jesus in others?
  3. Why are preoccupations dangerous in the spiritual life?
  4. Who needs our hope and burning fire of faith in Jesus?
  5. What truth do we need to face in our lives?
  6. Whom can we give companionship to this week?

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Sister Kathleen Tobin May 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

Some good food for thought and action, that is, if one can overcome the fear.

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Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND May 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

“if one can overcome the fear”! All things are possible with God. Ask God to give you a discerning heart. I can understand your fear in our culture today, but God through his Holy Spirit can and will guide you. Jm

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