Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2nd Sunday of Easter

2 Apr

Jesus said, “You became a believer because you saw me.  Blessed are they who have not seen and have believed.”

John 20:29

 Thomas occupies center stage in the second half of Sunday’s gospel.  Thomas’s doubt and subsequent faith parallel the mystery of how later generations of Christians grow into faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Thomas touches Jesus’ hands, feet, and side for all of us who are not among the first witnesses.

In every believer’s life, the community’s faith sometimes must carry the doubts of an individual.  By including the story of Thomas’s doubt and faith, John’s community challenges itself to faith in Jesus’ presence and absence.

How does the story of Thomas coming to faith resemble your own journey?

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