Blessed and Broken

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To live we must lay our lives down.

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Luke 24:32

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”

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After the resurrection of Jesus, two of his followers were walking to the village of Emmaus.

Women had reported that Jesus had risen but they were not believed.

The men headed to Emmaus were still numb and overcome by all that had happened.

That’s when a man began to walk with them.

It was Jesus…but they did not recognize him.

Since it was late, they invited this stranger to stay with them for an evening meal.

When the man “took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them,” they suddenly recognized that this was Jesus himself.

It was in the breaking of the bread, the same ritual Jesus performed at the Last Supper when he gave his followers his broken body as their food.

Is this not what we are all called to do?

Are we not all called to become bread broken and given to others?

Are we not all called to lay down our lives in love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion for the good of all and the world?

We are seeing this literally playing out before our eyes now with all the selfless acts being performed by doctors and nurses on the front lines of helping those infected with COVID-19.

God became incarnate not only in Jesus but in the bread and wine, the basic sustenance of that time.

And then this incarnation of the divine is eaten and we become it.

As they say, ‘You are what you eat!’

And then we come to see that God is incarnate in all things.

There is no separation between the profane and the sacred.

The kingdom of God is everywhere for those who are awake.

May our hearts all burn with the knowledge of God’s incarnate Love for us and for everything!

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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