Easter Wednesday’s gospel reading is from Luke chapter 24: the disciples on the road to Emmaus. These ones who have heard of the resurrection (“our women amazed us!...they told us they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive”) and yet their experience has left them with the cross, the silence of God, the bruised world. Then, Jesus comes along. They tell him his own story—and their experience of it—and he tells them the story of the world. Invites them deeper into it. Invites them to see not only the broken places, but the coming undone of death itself, the wide-open space God made in the incarnation and resurrection. They finally see…and then he disappears again. This is how he comes to us, too, isn’t it? In glimpses, in a moment of recognition often followed by confusion again (Where’d he go??)… but with the gift of his presence, the very real life of Jesus with-us in our days. How are you experiencing both the with-ness and the seeming disappearance in your own days after Easter? What is the story you want to tell Jesus about it all? What story is he telling you back?

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2023-04-12 14:03:24 UTC