The appeal of the Emmaus story is that it talks about where most of us live. There are no revelations, no great Saints, no exotic places, or people.
Though they align with the mission of the Franciscan Friars, these words, surprisingly, were not written by one of the Friars. These are the words of seventeen-year-old Evelia Raphael...
Aaron Hollander, for Ecumenical Trends - Exile and Hospitality: Bishop Daniel Findikyan on The Armenian Apostolic Church and the Wisdom of Marginality
Last week’s gospel about the woman at the well has a lot in common with today’s gospel on the man born blind. First, in both cases, Jesus takes the initiative….He reaches out first.