The Emmaus Window: Lk 24.13-32

2413Now then, [on the day of the Resurrection] two of the disciples were going to a village around 10km from Jerusalem called Emmaus. 14And they were talking together about everything that had happened. 15And indeed as they were talking and conversing, Jesus himself happened to approach them and travel with them; 16but their eyes were kept from recognising him.

17He said to them, "What were you discussing together as you walked?" They stood sadly, 18but one, Kleopas by name, said to him in response, "You're the only one staying in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things that happened there during this time!" 19And he said to them, "What sort of things?" Then they said to him, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, a man powerful in deed and word in the presence of God and all the people: 20how our high priests and rulers handed him over to the penalty of death and crucified him! 21But we hoped he was the one that would ransom Israel. Yet more than all this, it is now the third day since this happened. 22But now some women among us, who were at the tomb early in the morning, have astounded us. 23They came to say both that they did not find his body and that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive! 24Some of those who were with us went out to the tomb and they found it just exactly as the women said, but they did not see him." 25And he said to them, "Oh, you are unthinking and slow in heart to put your trust in all that the prophets have said! 26Was it not necessary that the Messiah suffer these things and enter into his glory?" 27And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets he interpreted for them the things about him in the whole Scripture.

28They also were drawing near to the village where they were going, and Jesus acted as though he was going on ahead. 29And they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us since it is almost evening and the day is already nearly ended." And he went in to stay with them. 30And while he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed it and he broke it and he gave it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him! And he became unseen by them. 32And they said to one another, "Didn't our hearts burn within us when he spoke to us on the road? As he was opening up the Scriptures for us?"

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