Seeing is on my mind these days because I am getting cataract surgery this week, Thurs and Saturday. I am having them removed, not added (such a comedian).
I am fairly certain I would have used our Gospel lesson regardless of any upcoming surgeries. The story of the two travellers on the road to the village of Emmaus is reasonably well-known. I have preached on it before, three years of nowhere else, and I think it still has things I haven’t covered. I am not recommending anyone go back to the sermon from three years ago and compare but if anyone does I’d be very curious about what you think of the two; how they are different or the same.
The thing about the story is it gives us an opportunity to reflect on what it means to see. I don’t want to be unnecessarily complicated but there is a difference between what our eyes take in and what we see. If you listen for the brief discussion about the difference between photographers and picture-takers, you’ll understand what I mean.
There is only one sermon this week as the recent weather has made some of the non-primary roads quite unpleasant. There won’t be a sermon, at least not from me, next week and I don’t think there will be a Zoom service either.