Have you ever studied or worked on something for hours or even days and then whatever about it that could not be understood is suddenly clear? That would be an "aha" moment - the moment when you discover the answer to a truly puzzling problem. Cleopas and the other traveler in our scripture today had such a moment. After worrying for three days about recent events and discussing these worries and events with Jesus himself their eyes were opened. A phrase recently used in a sermon to illustrate the true meaning of awe and wonder was "surprise!!" (with hands upraised) This fits quite well as a description of what they felt when Jesus broke bread to share with them and revealed his true identity to them.
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