Thursday in the Octave of Easter

“The disciples recognized him in the breaking of bread.” 

The French philosopher, Albert Camus, said: 

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow you.

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead you.

Walk beside me and be my friend.”

Oh, how fortunate we are!  Jesus walks beside us as our friend and invites us every day to have a meal with him, our Eucharist.  In Greek the early Christian meetings were called synods, meaning “assemblies.”  But the literal meaning of synod is walking “together on the way.”  We are all walking together on the way, and Jesus is taking us to an eternal feast.