Welcome to the final installment of Bishop Earl Boyea’s reflections on seven meals in people’s homes where Jesus Christ is present. Each encounter is recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke.
Today’s reflection is the Risen Christ’s encounter with the two disconsolate disciplines on their way to Emmaus in the wake of the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus. (Luke 24: 13-35).
“When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?’” (Luke 24:30-32).
“My sisters and brothers, Luke would have us remember that the Lord wants our ears open to the Word of God and our eyes open to the presence of God and this will happen at the table of the Lord as we gather each Sunday,” says Bishop Boyea in his reflection.
“Let our hearts burn, let us invite the Lord into our homes, let us take that blessed meal from his hands and let us recognize Jesus as the Son of God who died and rose for us.”