About Thomas and believing. May this give you a fresh perspective on a long-used, often-quoted, dialogue between Thomas and the Risen Christ.
You can listen to it here. Or, read on.
“So rejoice! Be perplexed! Ask questions! Sit in amazement! Do whatever you need to do this Resurrection Day. But above all, know that God loves you so much that he did the impossible to be in relationship with you.” That’s how I wrapped up my Easter sermon last week, by giving you permission to take your time in coming to an Easter faith. Resurrection is hard to believe, even a week later. Thomas isn’t buying yet. He wasn’t in the upper room last Sunday when Jesus appeared through a locked door. He missed seeing the holes in Jesus’ hands and feet and the gaping slit in his side. He didn’t get commissioned as an Apostle, that is, one who is sent in John 20:21. He didn’t get the Spirit of new life breathed into him. He wasn’t there. John…
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