A man by the name of Clarence Jordan published what became known as the cotton patch version of the New Testament in the 1950s-60s.
Our gospel tells us today do not let anyone intimidate you. Do not be afraid of anything. Sounds wonderful, but what is the reality?
It is true. We all adapt and adjust to our surroundings. We adapt ourselves continually and necessarily because our society demands adaptation.
In the sixties, Joni Mitchell sang a song “I’ve looked at life from both sides now. From win and lose and still somehow it’s life’s illusions I recall.
The appeal of the Emmaus story is that it talks about where most of us live. There are no revelations, no great Saints, no exotic places, or people.