The risen Jesus brings peace.

NARRATOR 1: The two disciples returned to Jerusalem and explained to the eleven and those gathered with them what had happened on the road to Emmaus and how Jesus was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

NARRATOR 2: While they were still speaking about all this, Jesus himself stood among them.

JESUS: Peace be with you.

NARRATOR 1: They were startled and terrified and thought they were seeing a ghost.

JESUS: Why are you so shaken? Why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; it is really I myself. Touch me and see, for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as I have.

NARRATOR 2: Jesus showed them his hands and feet. In their joy his followers were still disbelieving and amazed.

JESUS: Have you anything here to eat?

NARRATOR 1: They handed him a piece of broiled fish, which he took and ate before them.

JESUS: This is what I told you while I was still with you — that all the things written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and psalms must be fulfilled.

NARRATOR 2: Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.

JESUS: Thus it was written and so it happened that the messiah is to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. In his name, repentance and forgiveness of sins are to be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Luke 24.35-48