“That same day, two of them were talking in the village Emmaus…. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened.” Luke 24:13
In yesterday’s post I wrote about my faith journey, in which I walked alone with God. Today, Luke shares the story of two of Jesus’ disciples walking outside of Jerusalem towards Emmaus three days after Jesus died and then went missing. Their conversation isn’t recorded, but one can imagine it went from sharing grief to wondering, What the heck just happened?
Walking seems to loosen the tongue and help people “spill their gut.” I must admit, while out for a stroll or on a hike with a friend, I’ve shared some of my deepest thoughts, fears, and concerns. I’ve concluded it is easier for me to go deeper into conversation when I don’t have to look directly into someone’s eyes.
Perhaps, the best part about walking our faith journey with God is that we can’t see any reaction to shame and disappointment. That’s because there is none–God accepts us at face value!
God, be present on all my walks while I stroll through my journey on earth. Amen.