This weekend we hear the story of Jesus being made known through the breaking of the bread. Here Jesus was standing in the midst of the same disciples who were with him just days earlier before his passion, yet they did not recognize him. “They thought they were seeing a ghost.” (Lk 24: 37)
My life, probably like yours, is very busy. I rush from point A to point B with an iPhone in one hand checking my to-do list and keeping track of all the things I need to get done and coffee in the other to fuel my productivity. So when something (or someone) gets in the way of my mission, I often feel annoyed.
Why didn’t that person go through that yellow light? We both could have made it.
Why is the line at McDonalds so long right now? I don’t have time for this.
I know that I can be so focused on the daily rush that I am not looking for Christ, but Christ could be any one of these people. Is this how we should treat Christ? Maybe these scenarios I mentioned are Christ right in front of me there to slow me down and say, “just breath.”
Christ is in every person we encounter. Can you recognize him?