The disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognise Jesus, though he walked with them for miles. They invited the curious stranger to eat with them and only at the moment when he blessed and broke the bread, were their eyes opened and they recognised him. Then, he disappeared from their sight. It was only after this that the disciples began to reflect, to trace back over their journey and look for the clues.
“Did not our hearts’ burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us,” they declared, finally paying attention to the clues of his presence that they had missed all along. (Luke 24:13-35)
It is often the same with us. It is only upon reflection that we either notice, or make meaning of the presence of Jesus in our everyday experience.
Here, I offer some of my own personal reflections on life, the Scriptures, relationships, encounters, events, and conversations. You can read them below.