Originally posted on The Downs Church:
STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION
- Jesus eats with disciples and explains the Scriptures
The risen Christ made himself known to two grieving disciples after he had walked with them on the road to Emmaus and they had offered hospitality. Some days later he eats and teaches with the larger group of disciples.
Luke’s resurrection accounts are completely antithetical to the Jewish hope in those days for a great, dramatic, and mighty warrior Messiah who would suddenly come and – in one climactic moment – rescue them from all of their travails, smash their oppressors beneath his heel, and raise the Jews up forever and ever. In a sense, this gospel is a corrective for unrealistic expectations. Both appearances are very simple scenes where everything occurred in rhythms of ordinary life – at the normal pace of walking, eating, and talking. Jesus always appeared in human flesh, and he…
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