The Word Among Us

Easter 2008 Issue

Where Can We Find the Lord?

St. Augustine on the Emmaus Story

We, they said, were hoping that it was he that would redeem Israel (Luke 24:21). O my dear disciples, you were hoping! So now you’re no longer hoping? Look, Christ is alive; is hope dead in you? Certainly, certainly, Christ is alive. Christ, being alive, found the hearts of his disciples dead, appearing to their eyes, and not appearing.

He was at one and the same time seen, and concealed. . . . He was walking with them along the road like a companion, and was himself the leader....

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