The walk to Emmaus Luke 24:13-35. Two of them were going to a village called Emmaus... seven miles from Jerusalem, talking with each other about all that had happened. Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognising him. He said to them,
Emmaus... seven miles from Jerusalem, talking
with each other about all that had happened.
but their eyes were kept from recognising him.
“What are you discussing with each other
while you walk along?”
in Jerusalem who does not know the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
Our chief priests and leaders handed him over
to be condemned to death and crucified him...
and told us that they had seen
a vision of angels who said that he was alive.”
“How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!”
...Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
and the day is now nearly over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
he took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to them.
and they recognised him;
and he vanished from their sight.
They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!”
and how he had been made known to them
in the breaking of the bread.
there are many among us who go hungry.
Help us to recognise you in our global family.
may we share together in your Kingdom
of welcome and plenty for all. Amen.
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Scripture text taken from the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
Photographs: Simon Rawles, Annie Bungeroth, Richard Wainwright, Marcella Haddad, Ataklti Mulu, Adrian White.