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Metaphysical meaning of Cleopas (mbd)

Cleopas, ele'-o-pas (Gk.)--glorious father; renowned father; father of praise.

One of the followers of Jesus. He and a companion were on their way to Emmaus, when Jesus appeared to them in the way and "interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:18, 27).

Meta. A faculty of mind not yet awakened fully to spiritual understanding. It has heard the Truth: Cleopas was a follower of Jesus; he had walked and talked with Him, but he had never affirmed as his own the Truth that Jesus taught. Through the blessing and breaking of bread his eyes were opened--his comprehension was cleared--and he realized the Truth as his own.

The bread represents the pure spiritual substance of the resurrected body, and it is appropriated by positive affirmations. When man, through his I AM, makes positive affirmations of his oneness with life and of his own divine sonship, all his inner faculties and states of consciousness are awakened; he thus comes into the blessedness of knowing the God within him as his renowned father, the source of all the good that he can conceive of or desire.

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