The God of Hope
A Journey of Hope
When they reach the village, the disciples invite Jesus to stay with them. As they share the evening meal, Jesus takes bread, gives thanks to God, breaks it and begins to pass it to them. It is through this familiar gesture—or perhaps the sight of his wounded hands—that they recognize him. Jesus disappears, but they know without doubt that he is alive. It was the scripture lesson which first kindled the fire of hope within them, and the breaking of bread which fanned it into flame.