Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Were not our hearts burning within us?

today's Gospel reading for Holy Communion from the RCL is Luke 24.13-35



brown blackbird
~cat on the wall

The story of the two disciples encounter with Jesus on the road to Emmaus has to be one of the most well known and loved of the post-resurrection appearances of Christ. For many it is because of the way way Jesus opens scripture to them as they walk along. For others because it is in the breaking of bread that they recognise him for who he is. Others still the fact that the two men have an active involvement - if they had not pressed them to stay with them, they might never have know who it was with them on the road. I especially love the fact that these are two otherwise unknown characters from the Gospels to whom this special event takes place. Such an encounter with the Risen Lord is one that is available to us all, no matter how humble or obscure. Jesus wishes us all to know him.

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