April 11, 2021
It Takes Time
Ordinarily when we think of the story of “Doubting Thomas”, we assume that Jesus showed Thomas his wounds for Thomas’s sake, as a way to assure the most skeptical disciple that he, Jesus, really had risen from the dead.
After all, resurrection is a hard thing to grasp. Even with the post-Easter Jesus standing right in front of you, it can take some time to wrap your mind around something so improbable.
But what if this gracious act of self-revealing was important to Jesus, too? What if it was, perhaps, even essential to recovering from the trauma he himself had been though?
And what might that mean for us?
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