Tag Archives: Easter

GPS: “Recalculating” Easter 7A (Sunday After Ascension), June 1, 2014

Acts 1:6-14 The Rev. Gillian R. Barr, Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket, RI


Have you ever had a time in your life when there was suddenly a roadblock across the way you were going, and you didn’t know where you were supposed to go next?   Not only did you not know the route, but you no longer even had a destination?   Because the destination you’d been heading to suddenly had a big “CLOSED” sign on it? Continue reading

“But We Had Hoped!” Easter 3A, May 4, 2014

Luke 24:13-35

The Rev. Gillian R. Barr, Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket, RI

There are several sermons in this morning’s texts, even more than usual. I will try to restrict myself to just one, however.  The Road to Emmaus story.

This is a carefully crafted story—the author of Luke-Acts is probably the best story-teller of the 4 Evangelists, and this is one of his gems. 

In one story he manages to sketch not only a marvelously human account of one of the encounters between the resurrected Jesus and his followers, but also to paint a portrait in miniature of what the life of the Church is supposed to look like.

Cleopas and his friend are walking along dejectedly, Continue reading