The Week 31 guide for the Online Retreat in Everyday Life is here.

Have you ever been going along, minding your own business when all of a sudden, with a SMACK, you realize the enormity, the implications, the beauty of what you’re doing, just by living your life?

Have you ever thought you were doing one thing, headed toward one goal, when, as it turned out, you were going a completely different way?

Have you ever felt the hand of God — or maybe just a finger or two — involved in your life, in your mundane doings, in your journey?

How must it have been when the disciples realized that the well-versed guy they were walking with was Jesus? What kind of shock — and realization that, somehow, they had known it all along, that they had ignored their good sense — must they have felt when, after inviting him in for dinner, they saw him for who he was? Can you imagine their excitement, their relief, their bubbling-over?

What awaits you this week, as you walk on the road? Where will you see Jesus? Will you recognize him?

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