Saturday, April 22, 2017

Give us Heartburn

Luke 24:28-32

As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?”

give us heartburn!
Upset our stomachs
Put an ache in our bellies
A fire shut up in our bones
Move us deep in our gut
to know your Risen Presence:
in our daily lives,
as we walk along,
as we discuss world events,
as we hold our children,
as we worship you,
as we struggle,
as we work,
as we pray,
as we play.

In the breaking of bread,
in the sharing of hospitality,
in welcoming strangers,
in accepting others,
in opening scripture,
in sharing our lives,
in telling the story,
in the evening,
in the daylight,
make yourself known to us!

Give us heartburn
until we recognize you!

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