The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognized Jesus at the breaking of the bread. [Then] Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!…it is I indeed’. (Luke 24)

Nouwen’s Voice:

‘Do not cling to me’ might mean ‘This is not heaven yet’ but also ‘I am now within you and empower you for a spiritual task in the world, continuing what I have begun. You are the living Christ’.