We continue the Easter Season with the stations of the resurrection. We are all familiar with the stations of the Cross and Jesus' journey to Calvary and the tomb.
There is also the stations of the Resurrection, where Jesus makes himself known to various disciples at various times within the 40 day period prior to the Ascension.
Today with get the station of Emmaus. Two disciples are on their way to Emmaus which is 7 miles from Jerusalem.
Many suggest that the journey away from Jerusalem is a sign that the disciples have lost their faith or least entertain doubt. But I'm not sure if that is accurate. But it does have something to add to the attitude of the disciples for they have heard the news that Jesus was risen. Rather than running to the other disciples to get the low down of what occurred, they simply seem not chant or at least indifferent. Which seems a bit striking! How could one be indifferent.
Yet, aren't each of us a bit indifferent at times. How seldom do we blow off the resurrection in our own lives? How often do we make decisions in our life with little reference or though to the resurrection? These disciples were business as usual. Perhaps they had plans and didn't want to bother with changing them.
It is hard and not hard to comprehend the indifference of the disciples.
Perhaps that is Why Jesus addresses the disciples with these words, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!"
Oh how foolish we are.
How often we let trivial things take on such great importance and we lose sight of that which matters most of all?
We do it all the time.
Even now, we, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus are business as usual. We fail to let the resurrection really have a foot hold on our life.
Perhaps now is the time to change things.