The Road

Daily reading: Luke 24: 13-35
Monday, April 24, 2017

Our passage for today happens on the same day that the women visit the empty tomb and on the same day that 10 of the disciples find their story to be nonsense and on the same day that Peter goes and sees and returns in wonder.  It is on that same day that two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus.

These two disciples decided to leave Jerusalem not sure what to make of women’s tale of the empty tomb and the presence of angels announcing that Jesus was alive. So they head, presumably home, away from Jerusalem.
This road they are on is a well traveled road.  We have been on it before, it is the road we take when we close ourselves off to the presence of God, when we downplay holy moments or outright refuse to see the holiness in friend and stranger.
It is the road of wanting to get back to the place that no longer exists:  The place where we felt that we had some control and some certainty. 

Prayer: God, help me to seek you out today.  Nudge me to offer hospitality and may I be ever aware of your presence in stranger and in friend.  Amen.


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