_"They said to each other, Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon! Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread." (Luke 24:32-35)_

_*Whenever we gather to celebrate the Holy mass, we principally celebrate a liturgical sacrifice that comprises of two parts; the liturgy of the word and the Holy Eucharist. The Word is broken through the readings and the homily to feed the souls of the people and the Eucharist is also broken through the consecration and reception of the Holy communion to feed the souls of those who have attended and actively participated in the mass.*_

_The word of God gives life to our soul, therefore, we must crave for it everyday and we must have good disposition to study, meditate and know more about God through His word, and when we are fed and grounded we will be able to defend the faith with the Word of God as Peter did in the first reading of today. He was confident and he proclaimed the living Christ without fear, but with the eloquence of someone filled with the Holy Spirit and with power._

_*The two disciples on their way to Emmaus encountered Jesus, but they could not tell it was Him until out of their free will and filled with the desire to hear more from Him, they invited Him to stay with them, He explained the Scriptures and broke the bread for them and their eyes were opened. This simply means that He gave Himself to them and when they received Him, they wasted no time to share their joy with others.*_

_We receive God's word everyday and we also receive the Holy Eucharist during the mass. We must let God's word renew our heart and we should not keep it to ourselves, but with haste share it with others. We must not just share it in words, but more importantly in deeds. The Word of God we hear and the Holy Eucharist we receive must transform us first, and then we will be ready to share the fruits of this transformation with others._

_*The Holy Eucharist is Christ's gift to the Church and to us who are members of the Church. When we receive Him worthily we will have the spiritual strength to do exploits for Him and to represent Him well here on earth. We will speak in His name and people will come to believe in Him through what we say and do.*_

_Yes, we may not have the opportunity to come to Church to receive the Holy Eucharist because of Covid 19, but Jesus is everywhere and we can receive Him spiritually and He will come in and dwell in our heart and from us will continue to bless the world. You must grow in your knowledge of the Word of God and you must love the Holy Eucharist. You should know that there is power in the word of God and there is life in the Holy Eucharist._

_*In the word of God we have healing, breakthrough, upliftment, inspiration, Joy, salvation e.t.c and it is the same in the Holy Eucharist, because Jesus is both the Word of God through whom all things were made and also the Holy Eucharist which is the sacrament of His body and blood by which our soul shall be nourished. There is power in the word of God and there is power in the Holy Eucharist, draw closer to Jesus and you will experience Him and this power will be made manifest in your life.*_

_Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you begin your day and do have a blessed Sunday. May your encounter with Jesus bring you transformation and Joy. Amen. *And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.*_

*Meditation:* Acts 2:14,22-33/Psalm 16:1-2,5-11/1 Peter 1:17-21/Luke 24:13-35

*Watch-Word:* Lord, you will show me the path of life.

_*Love the Word of God, love the Holy Eucharist and you will have all you need to conquer this world and to gain eternal life.*_

(Third Sunday of Easter. Cycle A)