The Balally Parish Readers’ Club will be treated with a special visit to the National Gallery today, 21st April 2017, 2pm, to see, in particular, Carravagio’s “Supper At Emmaus“. All are welcome to join in the party.
13 Now that very same day, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem,
15 And it happened that as they were talking together and discussing it, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side;
21 Our own hope had been that he would be the one to set Israel free. And this is not all: two whole days have now gone by since it all happened;
22 and some women from our group have astounded us: they went to the tomb in the early morning,
23 and when they could not find the body, they came back to tell us they had seen a vision of angels who declared he was alive.
24 Some of our friends went to the tomb and found everything exactly as the women had reported, but of him they saw nothing.’
26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory?’
27 Then, starting with Moses and going through all the prophets, he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about himself.
32 Then they said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?’
34 who said to them, ‘The Lord has indeed risen and has appeared to Simon.’
44 Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, was destined to be fulfilled.’
46 and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,
52 They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy;
53 and they were continually in the Temple praising God.