FROM THE PULPIT: Jesus is present even if we don't see him

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 09:00 PM.

Recently, I walked out of a local store wearing a bright green T-shirt with The Grinch's face on it.

A man waiting in a parked car said, “Hey! It’s the Grinch!” and laughed. I didn’t know if I knew the man, but reached into his car and shook hands with him. His face was familiar, but I couldn’t place him. I still can’t. (Sorry, sir!)

Have you seen someone out of context and racked your memory trying to determine how you knew the person?

You're not alone.

When Jesus came back to life, he joined two disciples down the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). They were his students; his followers — and they didn’t recognize him.

Maybe it was because of their grief and they were too wrapped up in their own concerns.

This happens today. Jesus is present with his disciples all the time, but they don’t necessarily see him.

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