One of the “joys” of specialty TV channels (the Racquetball Channel, the Hedgehog Fanciers Network, etc.) are the program-sized infomercials. They’ve got an hour to fill, so what they say about their latest miracle product is all pretty amazing. Stuff you know is just too good to be true.
Sunday’s Gospel (Luke) happens after the Resurrection. In the verses leading up to it, Mary Magdalene has told the Apostles about speaking with the risen Jesus. When Peter and John check her story, they find the tomb empty.
And then the disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus come to tell the Apostles about it. It’s all pretty amazing. But as the Gospel opens, the Apostles don’t know what to think.
Because it all seems just too good to be true.
More on this tomorrow.