Divine Seeing

On the Road to Emmaus

Third Sunday of Easter–Luke 24:13-34

13 That very day (Easter Sunday),two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

PRACTICE. VISIO DIVINA. DIVINE SEEING. Once you have read this familiar story, click on the Art Meditation video.  We will be looking at a piece called “Emmaus,” a Latin American mural painted by Maximino Cerezo Barredo, a Claritan priest, visualizing the Gospel story for today.  I will lead you through a few simple meditation steps.

Click below for the amazing and beautiful Art & Theology presentation of the Road to Emmaus by Victoria Emily Jones.

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