Okay, let's try this post again. The first one was giving me problems. I've reproduced the comments I've already recieved.
I'm doing some brainstorming for my upcoming "Use of the Bible" module.
I want to focus on the authority of Scripture and what it can mean to "sit with" and "sit under" it.
To that end, I'm looking for some meditations on and artistic interpretations of Luke 24, in which two disciples encountered the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus. More specifically, I want to find themes of God's unexpected appearing in places of despair, particularly mediated through the Eucharist (or a non-cultic meal, for that matter). Direct interpretations of or allusions to the passage in music, paintings, film and literature are wonderful.
Think "word." Think "sacrament." Think "holy appearing" that transforms or reveals truth about human life.
Examples I've come up with so far include:
- Flannery O'Connor's "A Temple of the Holy Ghost," which combines imagery of and devotion to the Mass with the life of a "carnival attraction."
- Switchfoot's "On Fire," a song meditating on the grace mediated through Word and Sacrament. Well, if you ask me, anyway.
- Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus (1601 and 1606)