No, wait! Please don’t go. Won’t you stay and have dinner with us? The things you said as we were walking on the road together -- we want to hear more, don’t we Cleopas?
Yes, this is fine, right over here. We’ll just order some bread. But as I was saying, I’ve never heard anyone explain the scriptures the way you have today. Let us know where your congregation is and we’ll come hear you some Sabbath.
Well, actually, I don’t believe you said where you’re from. No, let me guess. Your accent is Galilean — maybe Cana or Nazareth? But you know the old saying — “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Ha! I guess you get that one a lot, eh?
So, you’re saying that Messiah had to die and to be raised. That’s amazing. I mean, it really is there in the text, isn’t it? I’ve just never heard anyone teach like this before. It's like. . .I can't explain it, but it's like you've lit a flame within me.
I have so many questions I want to ask. But I suppose the biggest question on my mind — on all our minds — is this. Was Jesus the Messiah? Or will we ever know the answer to that, now that he’s gone? We had put all our hopes in him. And now, our hopes are shattered. You just can't imagine what we've been going through.
Well, here’s the bread. Good, I’m famished. Cleopas! Don't eat until we have the blessing. Sir, would you do the honors and bless our meal?
Wait — what's happening? Rabbi. . .your face is shining like . . . like . . . .
My God! Who are you?
And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? --Luke 24:32