On the Road to Emmaus.
 Hochhalter, Cara B.

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On the Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
"Jesus appears incognito in this beautiful post-Easter story. Two of the followers of Jesus were walking along the Emmaus Road. One was named Cleopas and since the other one was not named, I like to imagine that it was his wife. They do not recognize Jesus and he asks them what they are talking about. They proceed to tell him about their hopes for one called Jesus, a prophet who did amazing works in the name of God... As they approach their village, the two ask the stranger to come into their house as it is getting late. Around the table, the beautiful ritual of Communion is played out as the man takes the bread, blesses it and breaks it to share with them. Incredibly, it was then that their “eyes were opened” and they recognized Jesus—just before he disappears. It is a story filled with mystery and beauty. How would it be to hold open the notion that the Spirit of God’s Love dwells in all human beings—and walks among us even now?"

The Rev. Cara B. Hochhalter is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister. She received her Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where she studied the intersections of art, theology and justice. She served the Charlemont Federated Church in Massachusetts for ten years and now lives in Hyde Park, New York.

“Over the last thirty years, through my work as a Christian Educator, a seminary student and UCC minister, I have created images that interpret the powerful stories around the life of Jesus. These stories hold universal truths not limited to Christianity but relevant for all our lives and times. I find that art provides a very special means to break into these texts.”

The images in her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus were created through the simple print-making process of carving out a block, applying ink and pulling a print. Cara says, “The interaction of light and dark is important in each image as we cannot have one without the other. The dark defines the light, and vice versa. I find this to be theological as we look to the whole—the light and the dark, the joy and the despair, the peace and the conflict—all under an umbrella of Divine Love that yearns for wholeness.”

Using her book, Cara also offers three online discussion groups: Jesus and Justice, Parables and Peace-making, and The Paradox of Humility in the Stories of Jesus.

To contact Cara B. Hochhalter for information about her art, to purchase signed prints of the images, or her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus, please email: hochhalter.cara@gmail.com

Artist:Hochhalter, Cara B.

Scripture:Luke 24:13-49
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Disciples (Biblical figures)
Lectionary links:AEast03
General Subject:Emmaus: Road

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Attribution:Hochhalter, Cara B.. On the Road to Emmaus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57467 [retrieved June 24, 2024]. Original source: Cara B. Hochhalter.
Record Number:57467 Last Updated: 2022-06-07 11:46:29 Record Created: 2020-03-31 16:08:23
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition