April 21, 2019

Finding the Holy In The Everyday

My favorite part of the story is when the two, sitting there in the motel cafe, all alone now, make a mutual observation. They say, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us as he spoke to us? Even before our blindness left us and we saw who he really was, something deep within us was catching on?”  That seals it for them.  That changes them. They will never be the same people again. In the wake of that dinner, everything that before was complex and puzzling for them, became totally simple.  It was suddenly a matter only of their hearts and nothing else.  Barbara Brown Taylor says the resurrection of Jesus permanently rearranges our understanding of reality. Just ask any of the millions of non-religious people who were moved to tears watching Notre Dame burn.  This stuff is deep in us, no doubt about it.