Time is one of our most precious gifts from God.

People who practice stewardship may speak of the “stewardship journey” which is the parallel of their “faith journey”. Like the disciples in today’s gospel, in a sense, we are always on the road to Emmaus. In order for the disciples to know Jesus, they had to be on the journey, and be part of the “breaking of the bread”.

Although we may not see the Lord in the same way, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus did, we can meet him in the breaking of the bread – the Eucharist. It is there that we encounter him.

It is an expression of God’s love that takes the lead. He comes to meet us in the Holy Eucharist. However, we too, need to be there to meet him. That involves our use of that important facet of stewardship, “time”.

As in the case with anyone with whom we want to be friends, it takes a commitment of time to be available. Isn’t it a worthwhile investment of our time to have a great relationship with God? Beginning with an hour or so for Sunday Mass we can also choose to be available to serve Jesus and Mother Church in one of the many ministries our parish offers to the people of God. Time is one of our most precious gifts from God. May we continue to give some of it back to him.

Deacon John