Supper. Walking along a road. In the midst of real life.
“Jesus is apt to come, into the very midst of life at its most real and inescapable. Not in a blaze of unearthly light, not in the midst of a sermon, not in the throes of some kind of religious daydream, but… at supper time, or walking along a road.
This is the element that all the stories about Christ’s return to life have in common:
…Peter taking his boat back after a night at sea, and there on the shore, near a little fire of coals, a familiar figure asking, “Children, have you any fish?”; the two men at Emmaus who know him in the breaking of the bread.
He never approached from on high, but always in the midst, in the midst of people, in the midst of real life and the questions that real life asks.”
~Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life