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Monday, April 18, 2022

Easter Monday 2022

 

The Resurrected Jesus shares bread with his disciples at Emmaus

(Matthias Stomer was a Dutch, possibly Flemish, painter who is only known for the works he produced during his residence in Italy. Work of art, paint, brush, sketch, color, oil on canvas, abstract texture, graphic minimalist, watercolor, palette of artist, pencil and brushstroke. Photo ID 243864188 © Rob Van Hees | Dreamstime.com)

"When they drew near to the village to which they were going, he made as if to go on; but they pressed him to stay with them. 'It is nearly evening' they said 'and the day is almost over' so he went in to stay with them. Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.  And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; but he had vanished from their sight.  Then they said to each other. 'Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?"  They set out that instant and returned to Jerusalem.  There they found the Eleven assembled together with their companions who said to them, 'Yes, it is true.  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.' Then they told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognized him at the breaking of the bread. "