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“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