So he went indoors to stay with them. Then it happened! While he was sitting at table with them he took the loaf, gave thanks, broke it and passed it to them. Their eyes opened wide and they knew him! But he vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts glowing while he was with us on the road, and when he made the scriptures so plain to us?”
And they got to their feet without delay and turned back to Jerusalem. [A seven mile moonlit run back!] There they found the eleven and their friends all together, full of the news—“The Lord is really risen—he has appeared to Simon now!”
Then they told the story of their walk, and how they recognized him when he broke the loaf...
Sisters and brothers, may we be the breathless ones whose experience with the Living Christ informs the rest of the Body! May we be the ones simply goofy with joy because of our experience of His Living Presence!
After all, what were the results?
And while [those two] were still talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said, “Peace be to you all!”
Yes! You are ALIVE, Jesus; you are with us today; your peace is our new-birthright! Thank you, thank you!