Luke 24: 13-35 – The World in Front of the Text, Part Two

rootedchristToday is our last day of the week and we will finish looking at what this passage can mean to us today.  Today as we look at Luke 24: 13-35, we’ll be looking at verses 28-35 and the world in front of this text.

For me, I see so much here about the importance of community.  We see it in the breaking of bread and communion, what this sacrament means to our lives and to faith. But see how they were receiving it together?  And after they were made aware it was Jesus, what did they do? They ran back to their community.  We need each other. Seriously. We need each other and in many ways, we need each other now, more than ever. We aren’t able to be together like we’d want, in church, in community activities, in school, in so many places.

I worry about loneliness now for people. I worry about depression. I worry about isolation. We need community.  Now, yeah, I’m an extrovert and this is driving me CRAZY. But introverts long for true community as well.  We all do. We all need it.  It matters to us all.

So at this moment, where is your community. In many ways, we have to make community happen. Don’t wait for them to call you, you call them.  Don’t wait for them to text you, you text them.  Reach out to them.  Zoom with them, find places to connect. Pour into relationships.

And when we get out of this, hopefully soon, let’s focus on people and relationships above stuff.  So often we place stuff ahead of people.  Let’s not do that.  Let’s dig deep in relationships.  Let’s dig deep in community. In church. In civic activities.  In family.  In friendships.  In these things.  Let’ dig deep into these things. And I promise you, our lives will be fuller and richer for it.

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