Jesus walking with usMay 2nd, 2006 | By Ian Poulton | Category: Ministry
Not many church meetings send one away uplifted, but the local Catholic Peace and Justice group are a delight to be with. The meetings address the most serious issues in our world, tonight it was AIDS in
Jesus walking alongside us changes everything, as it did with the two walking to Emmaus. The morale of the disciples had hit rock-bottom in the hours after the awful events of that Friday in
It is almost impossible for us to imagine the depths of their gloom and despondency, and just as hard to imagine the power of the morale change that came into their lives. It was a morale change that was so profound that it changed them from a ragged and motley group of individuals into a world-changing movement. The disciples were a group entirely without resources or organization in a world that was violently hostile
The morale change came with a sense of the power of Christ in their hearts. âWere not our hearts burning within us?â? say the pair who would have run from Emmaus back to
The Jesus who walked the road to Emmaus walks with the people I met this evening.