The message of Emmaus is that Jesus walks with us on those paths which lead from our dashed hopes to our unknown future. He walks with us and with patience we shall see his presence in the new life towards which he leads us. How often do we leave Jerusalem and head back to Emmaus? Disappointed that life is not turning out the way I planned. My hopes for change had crashed. We felt abandoned. But then someone met us along the way and life turned around again.