We see what we are expecting. Ask yourself, “What are my eyes closed to? How could I see a situation that is important to me in a different way?”
The disciples who had walked with the Risen Christ for seven miles only recognized him when he sat with them at the dinner meal, blessed the bread, and gave it to them.
Then, Jesus vanished from their sight. Now, they “saw,” but what they recognized was no longer there.
They tried to make sense of their experience.
They recalled that their hearts had been aflame when the “stranger” had explained the Scriptures to them. At the time they had focused on the conversation, but as they re-membered the interchanges, their bodies recalled a deeper understanding of what had been happening.
What might you “see” if you listened to your body’s conversation with you? Pray to perceive Reality today.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Luke 24:30-25 NRSV
Eastertide in Chartres
From the Easter Series at Chartres: