Among the many interesting details of today’s Gospel is the name of one of the two men from the followers of Jesus wending their way to the village of Emaeus on the afternoon of Easter Day when Jesus joins them. The one named Clopas gives the details of the resurrection as they have heard them from “some women of our group”, but considered their account of angels “nonsense”. John names one of the women at the cross as “Mary the wife of Cleopas”. She is perhaps Luke’s “mother of James”, but possibly as well this Clopas who dismisses the women’s account is dismissing that of his own wife. In any case, the women and other “friends” who did not desert him at the Cross and then returned to the tomb are truly “HEROS OF CHRIST”.
3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER–ROAD TO EMAEUS