He is risen

I'm thinking about the stories of when the various people ran into Jesus after he had risen from the dead. They were each surprised and didn't recognize him at first. Thomas was incredulous and Jesus was gracious to him. The guys on the road to emmaus didn't recognize him until they sat down for a meal. I wonder how that coincides with the sayings about how you really can not know someone until you share a meal. In many cultures they believe you must share a meal to accomplish something together. The other thing that sticks with me about the time after Jesus rose was that it says that He appeared to about 500 people in all, but only 120 made it to the upper room prayer meeting to wait for the Holy Spirit to come. It also says that after his post resurrection appearance that many still did not believe. I also love the story of peters recall or recomissioning.