The meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24 video discussion

The gospel reading in this Year A for the Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24.13–35, the story of two disciples meeting the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus. It is a favourite story for many, a long narrative full of fascinating detail which connects with Luke’s opening stories in the gospel at many points. It is full of irony and humour, and connects with the idea of discipleship as a journey.

James and Ian discuss the passage, its place, and its meaning. Come and join the discussion!

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3 thoughts on “The meeting with Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24 video discussion”

  1. The start of the video reminded me of the story of the bishop visiting a church. When he spoke, it did not seem very loud, so he tapped the microphone and said, “there seems to be something wrong with this.” The congregation, being good Anglicans, responded, “and also with you.”

    I’ll get my coat…

  2. Really enjoyed some eye opening thoughts around this passage, which yes is a favourite of mine. Interestingly I had no idea of the possibility of the second person being Ceophas’ wife until the sermon in church this morning.
    I love the opportunity to listen to various interpretations of bible passages and is why I see myself now as permanent pilgrims, not particularly linked to any one church but always listening and learning. Yes I am in that age bracket that stops regularly to contemplate and love doing so. I feel very fortunate that life now allows this space and time, in retirement.
    I think the walking and talking aspect is significant because when out and about as a pilgrim, walking, I am always thankful and amazed at the opportunities to meet and talk with strangers, often leading to joyful interactions.
    For me the eyes being opened at the breaking of bread does hold particular significance. During 2020 I was introduced to the book ‘Take,Bless,Break,Share’ by Simon Brydon-Brook. Agapes, table blessings and liturgies.
    When journeying, it is not always possible to attend a church service and receive communion and this book helps in those circumstances, as it did during lockdown. One of the shortest, simplest Agape liturgies is the Emmaus Liturgy, perfect for a non theological lay person, wanting to feel as close to Christ as possible in the breaking of bread.


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