In one of the most distinctive incidents in his Gospel, Luke relates how two disciples who had met Jesus on the road to Emmaus, although without recognizing him, invited him to stay with them overnight and discovered their evening meal took an unexpected course:

When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?’