Caravaggio “Supper at Emmaus” 1601
Oil on canvas, 141 x 196 cm – National Gallery, London
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Yesterday’s reading about the New Jerusalem came as a marked contrast with the previous chapter in Revelation; so also for today’s Gospel of the resurrection. Evil has been defeated on the cross. The glorious presence of Jesus, the Bridegroom, fills the final chapter of Luke as we conclude this year of grace next week.
Be a silent, observant partner as you walk with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Jesus joins them. He is the yoke between them and the power within. Watch their hearts begin to burn as Jesus reveals the inner meaning of the Scriptures to them.
You might divide the reading into two parts, one for the morning, one for the evening. Spend your whole day with the risen Lord. Jesus walks with you and talks with you.
“He is not here, but risen.” v. 5
From suffering to glory v. 26
Seeing You in broken bread v. 30
My heart burning within me v. 32
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
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We read the Gospel of Luke.
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