The gift and miracle
of Emmaus is not disappearance,
but presence; not road presence
or table presence,
which were temporary,
but presence internal and eternal.
The physical Christ of conversation –
the material messiah of flesh-and-blood –
is no longer with us, because he is in us.
Eucharist is our regular reminder
of this gift; our invitation
to re-member – to reconfirm
our membership –
into the body of Christ.
© 2016 Todd Jenkins