Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter morning

I was interested to read that the road to Emmaus story was actually about disciples who were 'fleeing the scene'. They wanted to get away. Tillich in 'The boundaries of our being' writes the following:

"How shall we think of these disciples? Our first reaction is probably the question - how could they forsake him whom they had called the Messiah, the Christ, the bringer of the new age, whom they had followed after leaving behind everything for his sake? But ... I admired the disciples! For it is they to who we owe the words of our text."

(p.84)

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