Gospel: Luke 24:35-48

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

The disciples recounted what had happened on the road to Emmaus and how they had come to know Jesus in the breaking of bread.

While they were still speaking about this, Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  In their panic and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost.  Jesus said to them, “Why are you disturbed? Why do such ideas cross your mind?” Jesus continued, “Look at my hands and my feet; it is really I. Touch me, and see that a ghost does not have flesh and bones as I do.”  Jesus said this, showing them the wounds. They were still incredulous for sheer joy and wonder, so Jesus said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”  After being given a piece of cooked fish, Jesus ate in their presence.  Then Jesus said to them, “Recall these words I spoke to you when I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the prophets and psalms had to be fulfilled.”

Then Jesus opened their minds to the understanding of the Scriptures, saying, “Thus it is written that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead on the third day.  In the Messiah’s name, repentance so that sins may be forgiven will be preached to the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of all this.”

The Good News as spoken through Luke.