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It Takes Time

Steve Runholt
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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