The Third Sunday After Easter
Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 116:1-4,11-18 (p. 346); 1 Peter 1:13-25; Luke 24:13-35.
This Sunday we will welcome Rev’d Andrea De Vaal from Embracing Ministries.
This important initiative of our diocese seeks to create relationship with people, and families of people, with special needs. All too often people with special needs – be they physical or mental – find themselves on the outside of the church community. When, however, the church finds ways to be more aware, we often discover great gifts in those who previously were on the edge. It can be a journey of discovery for all concerned!
Our gospel reading, too, takes us on a journey of discovery. In the most unlikely place – the road to Emmaus – two of Jesus’ disciples discover that the resurrected Jesus is actually walking alongside them. They are leaving Jerusalem because Jesus is dead. Even as they go, however, Jesus is both alive – and right beside them. There the resurrected one longs to be discovered!
This is also true for us. The resurrected on is closer than we know. Even as we are tempted to give up on the Christ, the resurrected Jesus longs to be discovered anew.
As always, you are welcome to join us this Sunday.