Awakened to Joy

Sunday: The Gospels from the Lectionary
Luke 24:13-35

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Abraham Bloemaert – “The Emmaus Disciples” 1622
Oil on wood, 4.75 feet x 7 feet – Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Each Resurrection appearance of Jesus involves a process of coming to know that it is truly Jesus. So also with these two disciples on the road to Emmaus; tradition believes one of them to be St. Luke. The stranger to them is no stranger to the meaning and movement of God’s word. They are broken in sadness, returning home very disappointed to return to “business as usual.” However, in the course of the day, they awaken to the truth of God’s bringing life through suffering.

Full recognition for them only comes at the breaking of the bread, the Sacrament of encounter that draws them into the presence of Christ by faith. Their hearts, ignited along the way, are now aflame; Jesus is with them.

Imagine Jesus walking with you from morning to evening as your heart awakens to joy.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Quicken my heart to believe v. 25
Suffering before glory v. 26
Eyes opened when bread broken v. 31
You opening the Scriptures v. 32

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