HE OPENED THEIR MINDS

HAVE YOU ANYTHING HERE TO EAT? (Luke 24) Jesus asks the disciples who are “in a state of alarm and fright” – notwithstanding that they’ve just been chatting away to their friends about his appearance to them, and their recognition of him, in Emmaus. Jesus recognises them as “agitated”. He calms them down a bit by asking them for something … a little more hospitality. “They gave him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes … He then opened their minds to understand the Scriptures …”

What is it about Jesus and hospitality that helps learners (Latin, discipulus – a learner, scholar, pupil, disciple, student, follower) grasp who he is and what he’s about. Food for thought at Eastertide. Food for thought when we’re reaching out in gratitude and wonder to “New Life”. Hospitality … whose? And for whom?