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April 22, 2017 by jmar198013
Jesus still journeys with his church, just as he did those two disciples on the way from Jerusalem to Emmaus. And every time we take and bless and break and share the bread that is his body and the wine that is his blood, the crucified and resurrected Jesus is our host. He is made known to us. We can join with the disciples who first proclaimed: The Lord has risen indeed! And we can know that because he has been raised from the dead, so will we.
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November 6, 2015 by jmar198013
In Luke 24.13ff, Jesus appears to two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus. They are grief-stricken and confused, not only by Jesus’ murder at the hands of the authorities, but by rumors that Jesus had been resurrected. At first the two men do not recognize the risen Jesus, but as they walk together, Luke tells us that he “interpreted for them the things written about [Jesus] in all the scriptures, starting with Moses and going through all the Prophets.” And once they had recognized the risen Jesus for who he was, they said: “Weren’t our hearts on fire when he spoke to us along the road and when he explained the scriptures for us?”
We cannot be sure exactly what he said, but I strongly suspect it had many of the same ingredients as Stephen’s speech to the lynch mob in Acts 7. Jesus opened up the Scriptures to his disciples to show how humans have always been a crucifying people, and God has always been a resurrecting God.