Acts 3:13-15,17-19; Psalms 4:2,4,7-9; I John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48
There’s an old joke about two elderly women dining at a restaurant, and one of them says, “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know — and such small portions.”
It’s easy to imagine that if Jesus were physically present here today, like those two elderly women, we might find him in a restaurant, sharing a meal with friends. But that’s where the comparison ends. Rather than terrible food and small portions, Jesus offers us the very best way to our spiritual nourishment, and always in just the right portion.
For example, in Luke’s Gospel, two of Jesus’ disciples are talking about what happened when they encountered the Risen Lord on the road to Emmaus. At first they didn’t recognize Him. But then they sat down to eat. And Jesus “took the bread and said the blessing; then He broke it and handed it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him” (Lk.…