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Message from the Secretariat

NATSIECx150Emmaus Walk

The post resurrection story of the disciples’ encounter with Jesus as ‘the stranger’ on the way to Emmaus is an important Gospel reading from Luke in our Easter season.

There are many parts to the Emmaus story and it is rich in its teaching and learning aspects:

  • Welcoming Jesus who comes to us as the stranger.
  • Listening out for the prophets who are amongst us today.
  • Studying the scriptures to help us through our times of unbelief.
  • Sharing our faith journey with others.
  • Giving hospitality, being invitational and compassionate.

 

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
The two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. Excerpt from Luke 24:13-35 

International Day of Living together in Peace (May 16)

Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way.

According to the United Nations, the Day aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony. It calls for acts of forgiveness and compassion.

May the aims of this Day be embedded in our living throughout the year.

 

Elizabeth Stone

Interim General Secretary, NCCA

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