In John, Jesus’ followers see the empty tomb and then go home. Someone’s raised from the dead and you head to your barcalounger? Luke tells us of two followers who basically say, “Some women told us that Jesus had been raised from the dead, but we’d already planned to have supper over in Emmaus and couldn’t change our reservations.” A man is raised from the dead and you can’t cancel dinner plans? What kind of folk are these disciples?
They’re people like us. People who like to believe that you can have resurrection and still have the world the way it was last Wednesday. We are amazingly well-adjusted to the same old world.