Thomas finds faith Print

Sunday 08 April 2018: Second Sunday of Easter

As the Father has sent me, so I send you

Doubting Thomas meets Jesus...This gospel invites us to share the experience of the disciples, finding faith through the coming of the Lord into their midst on the evening of his Resurrection Day.  What a dramatic situation – they are to meet the one whom they have deserted and abandoned to his fate. There is no word of reproach, no reference to what has taken place, only ‘Peace be with you’ and again ‘Peace be with you’ – you are forgiven come once more into my friendship.  Their finding faith is a meeting with God's generous and reconciling love. And he sends them forth with the good news of the forgiveness of sins.

For many faith does not come easy and they are helped by the testimony that echoes down through the centuries of hard headed Thomas - as he owns that it is indeed the crucified one - the one who shared the deepest darkness of the world we have made – to whom we can entrust ourselves, as our ‘Lord’ and our ‘God’...

Extract by John Thornhill sm - read more at The Emmaus Series | Image Credit: Franciszek Smuglewicz [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons