Our hearts were burning (Lk 24:32-24:32)

“They said to each other.

‘Were not our hearts

Burning within us

While he talking

To us

On the road,

While he was opening

The scriptures

To us?”

καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς ἀλλήλους Οὐχὶ ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν καιομένη ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν, ὡς ἐλάλει ἡμῖν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ, ὡς διήνοιγεν ἡμῖν τὰς γραφάς;

Luke uniquely then had the two disciples say to each other (καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς ἀλλήλους) that their hearts were burning within them (Οὐχὶ ἡ καρδία ἡμῶν καιομένη ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν,), while Jesus was talking to them on the road (ὡς ἐλάλει ἡμῖν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ), when he was opening up the scriptures to them (ὡς διήνοιγεν ἡμῖν τὰς γραφάς).  In other words, they should have known it was Jesus by the way that he explained the scriptures, when he was talking to them on the road to Emmaus.  During that time, their hearts were on fire.  Why didn’t they recognize Jesus?  Luke was the only canonical gospel writer who had this story about the two disciples in Emmaus.  Would you recognize Jesus if you saw him?

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