Monday, October 6, 2014

Inspiration from Emmaus

When the two disciples recognized Jesus as he broke bread for them in their house in Emmaus, he "vanished from their sight" (Luke 24:31). The recognition and the disappearance of Jesus are one and the same event. Why? Because the disciples recognized that their Lord Jesus, the Christ, will now live in them... that they can become Christ-bearers. Therefore, Jesus no longer sits across the table from them as the stranger, the guest, the friend with whom they can speak and from whom they can receive good counsel. He will become one with them. He will give them his Spirit of Love. Their companion on the journey will now become the companion of their souls. They will be alive, yet it will no longer be them, but Christ living in them (See Galatians 2:20). -- Henri Nouwen paraphrased


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