In the Breaking of the Bread
We did not have the happy privilege of being at the Empty Tomb, or in the Upper Room when Jesus appeared to the disciples, or among those to whom he appeared following his Resurrection. We are left with second-hand reports. The testimony and witness of others. Given all that, and given all the brokenness of the world, it can be hard to see Christ—or perhaps I should say, to recognize Christ in our midst. And yet, Luke tells us how it is that we—removed by countless generations—can yet know the risen Christ. Christ is made known in the breaking of the bread—in the communion, in fellowship and community, in hospitality and mutual caring, and in feeding the hungry.