A Visual Meditation on the Post Resurrection Appearance of Jesus

That very day two (disciples of Jesus) were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven mile 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…

Luke 24:13-16 ESV
Maximino Cerezo Barredo (Spanish, 1932–), “Emmaus,” 2002.

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. (Jesus) 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. 

Luke 24:28-31 ESV

Read the full post-resurrection appearance story in Luke 24:13-28. Two disciples encounter the risen Lord Jesus on the road to their home town Emmaus.

Visual Meditation. Using the Emmaus Art Meditation video, you will be led through a visio divina (sacred seeing) of the story using the painted mural by the Latin American artist-priest, Maximino Cerezo Barredo. He said, “What I want to convey through painting is God’s way of being that is embodied in the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth. He’s not a distant, absent God, but a God who became human in Jesus.” Cerezo has painted a man and a woman as the two disciples, following the idea that Cleopas was returning home with his wife. (See resource below). Prepare for the meditation by entering into a quiet space, asking the Lord to be present in the Scripture and the art.


One Comment Add yours


    I really enjoyed this passage of Emmaus, even having a another perspective from the paint…you know seeing a couple (man and woman) made me feel even more related with the passage…Emmaus dynamic somehow made me realize once again that Emmanuel is always with us.


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