Daily Gleaning - Just for Emphasis
As Bible readers know, when God says something two or three times in a row, it's time to sit up and pay attention. So in yesterday's Gleaning we read in the first part of Luke 24 (verses 1-35) that Jesus made himself known to his disciples through reading and explaining the Scriptures around the dinner table. In today's morning reading from the second half of the same chapter (verses 36-53), we see Jesus doing it again.
He gathers with another group of disciples in a home to explain to them who He really is. After convincing them that He is not merely a ghost, He calls them to the table for a meal (a regular meal, not a sacramental meal). When they are seated and while they are all eating, He reads from the Scripture and explains to them what it means; His death and resurrection, repentance and remission of sins, the "Great Commission", and the coming of the Holy Ghost. Then He reminds them that they are all commissioned to be witnesses to the Truth, and He concludes with a blessing.
This is the pattern set forth by the liturgy Morning and Evening Prayer which, contrary to the belief of some, is the central liturgy in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Although it has been optimized for formal use in the parish, its target is the home where family and loved ones gather for a meal twice a day. Here is how the preface to Morning and Evening Prayer explains it.