The account of the journey of Cleopas and another disciple to Emmaus on the evening of the resurrection of Jesus is one of the most popular and dramatic stories of the Gospel of Luke. It is found only in Luke. The disciples are discouraged by what has happened and in their disappointment they set out on a journey. A stranger joins them. Gradually he helps them to understand, in the light of the Scriptures, the meaning of the events they have witnessed. The breaking of the bread by the Stranger allows them to see that Jesus has really risen. The news is so good that they feel they must share it with the other disciples. There is no time to waste. From being sad and disillusioned they become joyful enthusiastic missionaries of the risen Lord. They journey of the two disciples on the way to and from Emmaus helps us enter an early celebration of worship. Their conversation on the road is like the Liturgy of the Word in which they confronted their understanding of the Messiah with God’s (Luke 24:16-27). Then came the Liturgy of the Holy Communion as they broke bread with the Stranger (Luke 24:28-30). It is the combination of both Word and Sacrament that opened their eyes. We begin to understand that it is not a story about Cleopas and the other disciple but is our own story. We all have different images of God and would like God to fit into those images. Some people become disillusioned with God when he does not intervene in history. The Word of God challenges our human expectations. It helps us to come to a better understanding of who God truly is and how he does intervene in human history. When we share in his Word and are nourished by Jesus in the Sacraments, he will gradually bring his light into our lives and into the world around us. When God gives us his light he always pushes us to share with others what we have experienced.