Remain with Us
To understand the Eucharist we need to go to one of my favourite passages from the Gospels, the journey of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, in Luke 24.
You know the story very well.
While the two are walking along they encounter a stranger (who we know is Jesus). But what captures me, what captivates me, is the request they finally make of Jesus, at the end of their time with him.
“Remain with us,” they say.
Now up and down the New Testament if you’ve heard a request given to Jesus you know one thing. He doesn’t just answer the request;