I remember when I worked at St. Vincent as a chaplain. The days were sometimes difficult. I remember starting each day with Mass of course, and how many days I wished that Mass would never end. I didn’t want to face what was coming. Sometimes I have days now. We see the two folks on their way to Emmaus he a similar feeling in today’s gospel. The road to emmaus offers a view of the Mass: there is the breaking of the bread and the Eucharist. Then the disciples pray that they can stay there forever. But nope. Jesus vanishes and leaves them to their mission, having fed them with the bread and given them directions through the scriptures. It is the same for us.