Recognizing the Messiah

The miracle at Emmaus emphasizes Easter as a beginning and not an end!

In Luke 10:24, Jesus reminded the disciples how privileged they were to have him bodily in their midst: "Fortunate the eyes that see what you’re seeing! There are plenty of prophets and kings who would have given their right arm to see what you are seeing but never got so much as a glimpse, to hear what you are hearing but never got so much as a whisper"  (The Message). Then at Emmaus the disciples got to witness even the Risen Christ.

Will we be like they, like Simeon and Anna, and recognize the Messiah? May our witness "be as bold, our love as deep, and our faith as true" (Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, Augsburg Fortress). 

The miracle came when Jesus broke the bread before them. Jesus was simultaneously their host receiving and providing for them, their bread of heaven, and also the hostia or sacrifice. 

How is this Easter going to be a beginning for you?