Road to Emmaus
by Connor Gross

"That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma′us, about seven miles from Jerusalem" (Lk 13)

When Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, visited the tomb of where he was buried, it was discovered that Jesus was no longer there. Rather, two angels dressed in dazzling clothes had reminded the two women about Jesus' earlier words about his resurrection and how he has already risen from the grave. They remembered his words and ran back to Jerusalem to inform the rest of the apostles.

Later, when Cleopas and another disciple had been walking to the town of Emmaus, an unrecognized Jesus had appeared before them. He questioned what the two disciples were doing and they told him about the news about Jesus of Nazareth. They all walked towards Emmaus, but Jesus seemed to keep walking forward. The two disciples told him to stay and he did. When they were eating, the still unrecognized Jesus took bread and broke and blessed it. It was at that moment when the two disciples recognized Jesus Christ. He shortly then vanished. The two disciples returned to the rest of the disciples and told them about what had recently occurred.

Jesus, Cleopas and another disciple walk along the Road to Emmaus.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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put specific verse citations (not just chapter)

2 years ago
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It would also be good to add a bit of observation/commentary into the story.