Yes, with your background Michael, some of this comes naturally to you. And yes, as you say ‘how one reads has everything to do with how one communicates…’ in this case of the road to Emmaus James showing us that this story is about how to interpret. Two people are discussing things which they are unable to interpret and a third person, that is Jesus, offers the definitive interpretation from God. As to a personal communication from God, it is frequently in the ‘dark night of the soul’ as John of the Cross described the desert or wilderness experience, that we find God.