The Road to Emmaus is a wonderful anecdote with a satisfying arc – starting with longing and sadness, moving through a slow illumination, ending with astonishment and joy.
A painting of the climactic scene inspired me to visualize some thoughts about the passage. Though this doesn’t quite fit into my 8:18 intent to write about real-time observations, this is a story all about awareness. And one of the great things about writing my own blog is that I get to be as inconsistent as I want! So, here it is (with my little jokey commentary on Stom's costume choices):
Jesus, forgive us for how often we stuff ourselves with knowledge from your word with little intent on burning any of the spiritual calories it gives us. Even today, give us opportunities to meet you in the midst of loving actions you prompt us to do.