Did HE+ Open Their Eyes ?
And it came to pass,
as HE+ sat at meat with them,
HE+ took bread, and blessed it,
and brake, and gave to them.
And their eyes were opened,
and they knew HIM+ !
and HE+ vanished
out of their sight.
Luke 24: 30-31,
The men of the Company of JESUS, walking to Emmaus
Let us notice what JESUS did to open their spiritual eyes.
HE+ sat with them.
HE+ took Bread.
HE+ blessed it.
HE+ brake it.
HE+ gave it to them.
HE+ instituted the Bread and Wine as His+ Body and Blood during the Last Passover meal HE+ kept with His+ Disciples.
That unleavened Bread was His+ Body, broken for us.
And when HE+ had given thanks,
HE+ brake it, and said,
Take, eat: this is My+ Body,
Which is broken for you:
this do in remembrance of ME+.
I Corinthians 11:24
How do WE
open the spiritual eyes
of those around us ?
We must do the same thing for others
which Our LORD did for us.
We must be with them ... in some way, making some kind of contact with them.
We take BREAD with us... that is , the Body of our LORD JESUS. This is not BREAD from wheat, but HE+ that lives within us, goes along with us in our contact.
HE+ is THE Bread+ of Life
and HIM+ we take with us to share.
We ask HIM+ to bless --- to sanctify and multiply --- this, His+ Bread of Life, that accompanies us wherever we go... and with whomever we are around.
We break this Bread+ that lives within us.
We go the second mile, we take the lowest seat, we turn the other cheek, we render good for evil. We share the Truth in love. ( Love is not "love" without Truth .) In short, we pick up our Cross also, and die daily.
And in so doing, we GIVE others the Bread+ of Life, the broken Body of our CHRIST.