Here is a paragraph from Richard Rohr.
In Romans 8:22, Paul says, “From the beginning until now, the entire creation as we know it has been groaning in one great act of giving birth.” Just this one line from Paul should be enough to justify a Christian belief in evolution.
Consider this as an example of progression toward acceptance of scientific evolution: I don’t believe in scientific evolution; I think evolution might be true; I wish evolution were true; I believe evolution is true; I have so much faith in evolution that I think and act as though it were true; I live as though I know it is true, while admitting that I do not know everything about evolution. This is my wisdom. (or foolishness.)
On the eve of the day that Jesus is said to have been raised from the dead, two of his disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emaus. While they walked they talked about recent events. The tone of their voices and the countenance of their faces revealed disappointment and despair. A stranger joined them and they told him that they had hoped that Jesus was the One for whom Israel longed. Their hopes had been dashed by his death. A few women had reported that his tomb was empty, yet they had no hope that Jesus had risen from the dust and ashes to which his body had been lovingly committed.
As they walked the stranger opened up the scriptures. At table in their home the stranger took some bread, blessed and broke it. As he did it, the eyes of his hosts were opened and they saw to their amazement that it was Jesus. Then Jesus disappeared.
Jesus appeared to his disciples when they were behind locked doors. Jesus appeared to his disciples on the shore of lake Galilee and picniced with them on freshly fried fish. By the lakeside he commissioned Peter to leave off fishing and be a shepherd of sheep in the church. At his last appearance he went upward and disappeared out of sight beyond the clouds. This series of events is often classified as the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus. They could just as well be listed as his disappearances.
In my next post I will suggest where those who have ears to here and eyes t0 see may be aware of the presence of Jesus today.