LOSTLife's spiritual journey is full of distractions, despair, and at times blindness. My spiritual journey follows that direction as well and has many parallels to that of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Much like the disciples who were conversing about the latest happenings, of Jesus being crucified, and their dashed hopes, life has a way of sucking us into the vacuum of distractions. I have found that my journey is full of self-absorption and diversions so much to the point that I fail to see Jesus.
For years I was consumed with trying to to keep up with latest trends, fulfill empty goals, trying to stay financially ahead, as I was a blind traveler on the road to emptiness. I would have never recognized Jesus if He were seated next to me as passenger in the car. Scripture at Mass was just words and the Eucharist was just a round piece of wheat.
The Lectio Divina in the Magnificat for April makes mention of the difficulty one has understanding scripture if their mind is not open. The disciples on the road to Emmaus seemed to have forgotten the good news that Jesus had preached during his three year ministry. For many, myself included the ritual of going to Mass was listening to words read Sunday, but not fully understanding as well as taking communion but not grasping that Christ was present in the host. There was no joy in the experience just the obligatory task of showing up.