toward Emmaus (which means ‘Warm Springs’),
away from Jerusalem, they walked, aimlessly, uprooted,
settling for a dead Jesus, a Lord now absent from their lives.
And, to be clear, they did not pick themselves up by their bootstraps… it was not by
their own wills that they ever changed a thing.
After meeting a stranger, and conversation over a meal, he broke open the limits of
the bread he shared, awareness that he would accompany them along the way, sight
unseen, yet stronger than ever..
They now knew that in following him they would become
better following him than they could ever be on their own.
“Were not our hearts on fire as he talked with us and explained the scriptures to us?” Luke 24: 32