Note: As I am not preaching this morning, I'm reposting my sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, the appearance of Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
Two disciples, one named Cleopas, journeyed to Emmaus. Although we don’t know why they were taking this trip, they know that Jesus had been executed, buried, and according to some reports, had been raised from the dead.
Could they be fleeing the city, fearing they might suffer Jesus’ fate? Were they ready, with Jesus dead, to give up the whole Jesus enterprise? Or, were they heading home to await further instructions?