It is reputed that G K Chesterton said; When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything! Our modern world has a difficult time dealing with the concept of mystery. It thinks that everything either has an explanation, or it doesn’t exist. As a result the world deprives itself of that which is beyond the human imagination. It deprives itself of the ability to be one with God in the Eucharist. It deprives itself of the joy of recognising Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread. The two disciples on the road to Emmaus were open to mystery. They had heard that something had happened after the crucifixion. They talked about their hope in this Jesus of Nazareth. They were open to the mysterious stranger’s explanation of scripture. And then they were open to recognizing the Lord in the Breaking of the Bread. Last week our readings called us into the life faith. This week we are called into mystery; we are called to come to a deeper appreciation and reverence for the wonders our Saviour has provided for us in the Breaking of the Bread and the new life of faith.
… who here on earth Himself has given?