How is Jesus known?

The Gospel of Luke paints a splendid portrait of how we come to know the risen Christ, and how this risen Christ calls us to renew our zeal for His service. The disciples on the road to Emmaus are saddened and fearful for their own lives. They leave Jerusalem in a state of uncertainty. Their messiah has perished and their hope is gone. But Jesus approached them in didactic fashion. He gives them an Old Testament survey. His agenda is to show them the Christo-centricity of the Old Covenant. From the Mosaic creation account to the Isaianic proclamation; everything points to Jesus. However, the Word is not enough. It is accompanied by Sacrament. The Word without Bread and Wine become a mere intellectual exercise; at the same time, the Eucharist without the Word degenerates into magic. Jesus, thus, awakens his disciples, gives them new zeal at the proclamation of the Word, and in the breaking of bread. This is how Jesus is known.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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