"While they were walking and
Jesus Himself came near ... "
"Did not our hearts burn
within us ...
while He opened to us the
Walk to Emmaus Team Canon
(It's Not About
I am a member of an Emmaus team; therefore, I am
only one part of a complete being.
Why am I here, Lord?
I am an imperfect earthen vessel, and I am
blessed to be here in a servant's role.
I'm here to praise God
and do God's holy work here on earth.
I will serve in humility and gratitude for the
opportunity to be here and remember that the Holy Spirit calls for my love,
patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control in all things.
I'm here to imitate Jesus
Christ and to be a window to pilgrims at this Walk to Emmaus.
I will pray for submission to the Spirit of this
weekend and for strength and commitment to be God's person rather than my
own person during these days.
I'm here to pray and
make sacrifices for the entire team and pilgrims.
I will remember that I am here only as an
instrument through which God can work to renew the Church.
I'm here to help
establish a Christian community by bringing Jesus Christ to these three
days and by accepting the gift of the Holy Spirit.
I am here only by God's Grace and only so that
the Holy Spirit might work through me.
I'm here to know the
intent of the talks and to help the speaker accomplish it by guiding and
I will lift up other team members and pilgrims
in prayer and ask our Lord to strengthen them and open their eyes so that
we all might recognize Jesus Christ in the breaking of the bread.
I'm here to display
Christian discipleship ... love of my fellow human beings, acceptance of
other persons as individuals by leadership (not domination), and showing my
concern for others.
I will not overstate or overemphasize my role by
any word or deed.
I'm here to demonstrate
true leadership ... not for glory-seeking, but in loving concern; to be a
guide, not a counselor; and to be tolerant.
I will not glorify myself; I will not glorify
any other team member nor allow another to glorify me.
I'm here so that when
these three days are over, the pilgrims will be able to say of the team members,,"I came looking for Christ and found
Christ in my friends".
I will remember that the pilgrims are the main
reason for my presence and my prayers.
I'm here to ask humbly
that God's will be done ... not mine.
I will remember at all times that I am no more
important than any other person this weekend.
I'm here, Christ, to
submit my heart and soul to you so that our love will bloom and grow.
In all things, I will accept and obey the
authority and discipline under which I serve.
In all things I will ask
... "What would Jesus do?".
I have no authority or responsibility except to
obey God and to respond to the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Whatever passions and excitement seize me, I
will express through joyful praise to God, my Lord Jesus Christ, and the
I will give God all the glory for whatever
happens during this weekend.
I will raise my voice only to praise God and
will bow my head in reverence and submission to God.
I am only a servant but God can use me more
powerfully in this role than in any other role I might choose.
I am a member of an Emmaus team; in all things
this weekend I shall pray that Christ will be lifted up.
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