08 May 2024

A reflection on the “Road to Emmaus”:

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

How many of the stories selected by the editors of Matthew, Mark (Peter’s influence), Luke (influenced by apostolic sources), and John had their selections influenced by what Jesus’ told the disciples in the 40 days after his Ascension?

Matthew’s gospel, as just one example, frequently points out prophecies Jesus fulfilled.