Thursday, November 26, 2009

Luke 24:15-17, 25-32 – Road To Emmaus

Luke 24:15-17, 25-32 – Road To Emmaus
While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad.

And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?"

Comment: Didn't our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us
It could be said that our Christian faith begins with the Resurrection. Before this, Christ's teachings regarding the kingdom were ill-understood by the disciples.
They hoped for a temporal kingdom free from Roman oppression.
After the Resurrection, and particularly Pentecost, they believed Jesus' kingdom was not of this world, but a kingdom of love, joy, peace, truth and service.
Today's gospel suggests a return to the scriptures and to prayerful meditation on them.
We will then come to know Jesus better as our Saviour, brother, companion and friend who will never abandon us.
Source: Daily Prayer Online

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