Prayer: Thanks Lord for coming to us in Holy Communion.
Reading: Luke 24:13-32 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: This is a delightful account. It’s also a bit confusing, but in the end delightful. Jesus is recognized not in his words but in the breaking of bread.
Some years ago I attended a funeral of the wife of a colleague. Another colleague was the preacher. This funeral service included Holy Communion. The preacher finished the sermon with words something like this: “You may not believe everything I say today, so the Lord is coming in the bread and wine to show you His love and grace.” So it is every Sunday. God comes to us in Word and Sacrament. Listen carefully to the one proclaiming the word. Then also receive the Word in your hand, and on your tongue. --Jim Bricker
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