3rd of Easter – Emmaus & Heartburn (4)

    How might heartburn (from Jesus opening the scriptures to them) and broken bread be related?  Seems to me… Heartburn revealed their experience of purification from their idolatry – their demand that Jesus be the kind of redeemer they wanted.  They were choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life and remained immature.  Jesus […]

3rd of Easter – Emmaus & Heartburn

This is very important to answer: What did the disciples recognize?  Obviously, they recognized him in the breaking of the bread. (Luke 24:35) What else? To come to know, perceive, recognize = ginosko They knew Jesus and the Father:                                 Luke 10:22         […]

3rd of Easter – Emmaus & Heartburn (2)

    Why think that the Emmaus story is about repentance/conversion?  How is it our story, too?  Here we see the need for their hearts to burn, our hearts to burn – purification!  Here are a couple connections the Greek makes internally in Luke and with the Greek Old Testament: To go; proceed; travel = poreuomai     HOW were they […]

3rd of Easter – Emmaus & Heartburn (1)

“Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?”  Whaaaa…?  Christ’s gift of heartburn? What does the Greek, kaio, “to burn,” signify?  Two things, the presence of God and purification.  Check it out: Exodus 3:2            There the […]

Announcing: Scripture with Scholars…

sponsored by the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist & the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for the Year of Mercy   “A Disciple’s Journey into Mercy” – Reflections on the Road to Emmaus story through music, teaching, & prayer with Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ,  Associate Pastor, Church of the Gesu At the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, Tuesday, 10 May, 2016, 7:00 pm


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