Did You Notice?

Caravaggio paints the scene of the Emmaus with dramatic realism, like he does all his other works.

This scene depicts the moment of recognition.  The two disciples, dressed in dark clothes are slack jawed.  One disciple’s hands fly out to the sides in surprise. The other is bolting from his chair.  The light in the picture seems to radiate from Christ and illumines their features.

Caravaggio adds a character not present in Luke’s story, a servant who does not know Jesus, who stands dully by watching this scene as the risen Lord of the new creation blesses the sacred supper with two lesser known disciples.

Caravaggio reminds us will always be those who are unaware at best or oblivious at worse to the presence of God.  The good news is Jesus keeps showing up at the table.

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  1. Thanks for sharing that! Very, very cool. I used to attend FUMC Irving as a child/youth. The entire community is excited about you & your families arrival!

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