Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jesus in the ordinary

"Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread."
Luke 24:35

The disciples were able to recognize Jesus in the mundane, ordinary human activity of sharing a meal. Jesus didn't appear to the disciples all glowing and bangled after he had risen. It wasn't like the little kid who, when asked what Jesus' first words were after he'd risen, said, "Ta Da!" It wasn't like in "Jesus Christ Superstar;" Jesus appearing in dazzling white and glory. Jesus must have appeared very ordinary if the disciples didn't even recognize him. We know that Jesus appeared still bearing the wounds of his Passion. We know that Jesus made himself known to those he loved by eating and drinking with them. The usual stuff. So, if that is the case, couldn't Jesus make himself known to us in our daily, mundane activities, too? As we are learning, sharing, working with others? Even celebrating with others? (I would say ESPECIALLY in celebrating with others!) I would venture to say that Jesus is present in all we will see in our day today...let's keep an eye out! Love, heidi

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