But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them (Luke 24:11, NRSV).
When you’re told something astonishingly new
and with all your heart you’re wanting to believe it,
if it seems it is just too good to be true,
you may find yourself unable to receive it.
So you temper your excitement, until you
can confirm the thrilling news that you are hearing.
The disciples were reacting that way, too,
to the stories there were told of Christ’s appearing.