In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter C, the Risen Lord appears to his disciples a second time.  Thomas was not there the first time.  He had refused to believe unless he saw for himself.   This time Jesus says to him, ” ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”  Thomas answered and said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’  Jesus said to him, ‘Have you come to believe because you have seen me?  Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed’ ” (John 20: 29b).  Even though we have not seen Jesus in the flesh, we still believe.  At a recent Bible Study, my pastor explained that the quality of the life of a person who  believes in the Risen Lord is proof of the Resurrection.  Those who are patient in a world of suffering, sincere in a deceitful world, generous in a selfish world.  What difference does your belief in the Risen Lord make in the way you live your life?

 

 

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