Two disciples are walking along a dusty Palestinian road discussing the events of the last few days. They are unaware of the excitement in Jerusalem. About seven miles from Jerusalem, they are joined by a stranger who explains to them how what they have experienced the last few days regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus is a fulfillment of their Hebrew Scriptures.
As they enter destined village, the two disciples ask the stranger to be their guest in their home and to share a meal with them. Jesus, as he always does with such invitations, accepts. While they are “at table with them, he (Jesus) took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him” (Luke 24:30-31).
Jesus is still accepting invitations into the homes of people, especially disciples, who forget they are sinners saved by divine goodness. Jesus is still breaking bread and blessing it for those who are tired of the meal served by this world filled with greed, power, and false promises of prosperity.
Jesus says, “Take eat.”
Ronald Friesen © 2015