What biblical text sets your heart on fire?
This question is central to our Lent course for 2020. This phrase is drawn from one of the most evocative and treasured New Testament episodes – the account of a mysterious stranger who meets two people journeying on the road to Emmaus, whose identity is eventually revealed as the three of them break bread together (Luke 24: 13-38). After the realisation dawns that their fellow traveller was none other than Jesus himself, the two disciples say to each other: ‘Were not our hearts burning within us…’
Taking this biblical story as its starting point, the course invites us to ‘open the scriptures’ and read them with with both our hearts and our heads.
We are grateful to Dr Clare Amos for writing the study.
A number of churches in Britain and Ireland are keeping 2020 as ‘the Year of the Word’ so this course, with its focus on scripture, will be an ideal resource for Lent 2020.