"Their eyes were prevented from recognizing him." And how is our vision? Prior to the Resurrection, the disciples believed that they had read the whole story and knew how life was meant to go. Why do we think that we are less clueless than they were? Because we have read a few additional chapters? Because now the book really is complete? No, we are just like those disciples, expecting God to look as he always has, oblivious to the truth that love presents herself in an infinite array of disguises. So open your eyes! For a stranger draws near, and they will show you "the path to life."