Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recognizing Him

At table in the breaking of the bread, the two disciples will finally recognize the risen Lord Jesus in their midst. He had told them on the road:

“Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”

Often we too are slow to understand that suffering and pain are "part of it," that Christ Jesus is right there drawing us toward glory and more abundant life. The passion always leads to the resurrection. Let us recognize this truth; let us recognize Him.

The Supper at Emmaus, 1601, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
National Gallery, London.