Acts 2:14, 22-33
1 Pt 1:17-21
Lk 24:13-35

Roadside Conversations
As I read the gospel of April 6th I wondered, “What were the niceties that the people shared at the time that this was happening, as it pertained to road etiquette?” Was it a common happening that a stranger would join the “already in process” conversations of two others?

Were the disciples initially put off that this stranger not only joined their conversation, but appeared initially to be clueless about what had gone on in Jerusalem? How did the stranger know when to insert the key stories from the Torah and writings of the prophets as a tool to drop the disciples into the rich past which prophesied the events of the last days?

Then I think about myself, how open am I to complete strangers impacting my conversations that are very important to my daily life? I have to be honest, I don’t think I be so open initially to a stranger butting into a conversation like this. Yet in reflecting about this conversation that took place back in antiquity, I think that the Risen Christ does break into our confusion with unexpected angels.

This week, it is my opportunity to broaden my heart to be open to the unexpected Christ who appears on my road to Emmaus.