“They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”
The Walk to Emmaus
The Gospel of St. Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two men who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Two friends were walking together, sharing their hearts’ deepest concerns. The risen Christ joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked; how it was ordained that Christ should suffer and so enter his glory. This experience on the road was a heartwarming experience as the risen Christ walked and talked with them. The two had their eyes opened and they recognized him as the risen Christ and they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)
Purpose of Emmaus
The purpose of Emmaus is to renew the church as the body of the risen Christ in the world through the renewal of Christians as faithful and committed disciples of Jesus Christ. The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace filled life to be lived and shared with others.
Who Should Attend the Walk?
Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who:
-have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior and desire a closer relationship with him
-wish to strengthen their spiritual lives
-may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith
-understand that being a Christian involves responsibility
-are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner.
Emmaus is open to Christians of any denomination.