Experiencing the Presence of Christ

Daily reading: Luke 24:13-35
April 8, 2015

After he took his seat at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.  Their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he disappeared from their sight.  Luke 24:30-31

Resurrection stories in the gospels have a mysterious quality to them.  Jesus appears and then vanishes.  We are not able to hold onto him, or if we are the disciple Thomas we are able to touch and feel.  The story of the walk to Emmaus is no different in its mysterious nature.

It points to the reality that Christ’s presence is known in the moments when we do the simple but profound acts of Christian love toward one another.  In this story, Jesus is revealed to the two distraught disciples when they offer hospitality to their unknown companion when he breaks bread with them.

How might you offer hospitality to someone today?  May that act bring about the presence of Christ for you and friend.

Prayer:  Christ we seek you, help us to experience your presence today in simple acts of compassion and kindness to our neighbors, friends and family.  Amen.


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