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The Road to Emmaus – Prayerful Tuesday

The Road to Emmaus – Prayerful Tuesday

spiritual practice, Spirituality
The story of the two disciples on their way to Emmaus who meet the resurrected Jesus is a familiar story to us all, maybe too familiar.  I found this drawing of Rembrandt's and it touch me in a way some finished painting cannot do. If you look closely you will see it is not a complete drawing, you have the basic outlines some detail is included but most of the fine detail is missing.  In a way that is what the scriptural story is for me, the fine details are left out. For instance Rembrandt portrays a young and an older disciple with Jesus but I don’t remember ages being given. For some reason I always pictured the road they were walking on as being isolated but in the background here you see other travelers, is that possible. Jesus is in deep conversation with the two and I often wonder...

Prayerful Tuesday: In the Stranger

prayer, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I am attending Turner Lectures in Yakima this week and the focus of study is the Road Emmaus.  I have always been struck by the verse that says "they knew him in the breaking of the bread." A simple act, an every day act.  It is in the sharing of a meal that Jesus becomes real to the disciples and us.  Not a special meal-an every day meal where you sit down with family and friends, inviting the stranger into your close community.  What a marvelous way to remember the one always invites us to sit down and join him in cup of tea, mug of beer, or maybe a nice glass of wine. Today when you go break for lunch or a coffee break look around you who would you never think to invite into your circle? Consider asking that person to join you for in the encounter with stranger you may just receive Jesu...