Today’s Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35 – EASTER WEDNESDAY: 4 April 2018
Today’s reading brings us closer to the purpose of the Resurrection appearances of Christ. With the Resurrection, Jesus became the universal Christ. He is everywhere slowly urging and moving our world toward a point of convergence with the Father.
There are points where this Risen and Transformed Christ is crystallized and focused – where He is present with unusual power. They are sacramental moments: Scripture reading, the breaking of bread, baptism, reconciliation, anointing, gathering in prayer. Jesus appears not in victorious display but as an enabling sign to say, as He did to the two disciples at Emmaus, “This is where I will be from now on”.
We meet the Risen and Transformed Christ in special liturgical moments and in special personal moments as well. He is a presence that is always with us, but at certain times we are able to experience not only the presence but the glory.
One reason we experience the glory is so that we can say to others: “I have seen the Lord”.
Jakarta, 4 April 2018
A Christian Pilgrim