Unless I See ... I Will Not Believe

 “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

... was Thomas' response on hearing Jesus had risen from the dead.  Thomas needed hardcore proof before he believed that Jesus had returned.  We can't really blame him.  Most people would want some sort of proof when told that someone they loved had risen from the dead.

Even today, we have non-believers debating all over Facebook and Twitter on Christ's existence.  I love to read them, simply because I can't express what's in my own heart.

Faith for me did not come from a logical place in my brain.  It was ignited in my heart from a realization that I had to change my life.

I spoke with a lot of people during the Easter holiday, who hadn't attended any Holy Day services or even Easter morning Mass.  They looked at me with a blank deer in the headlight look when I excitedly talked about the morning Mass my husband and I attended and how beautiful it was.  Apparently they didn't "get it."

So I will pray for them that their hearts are re-ignited and that they return to Mass and see that joy and beauty that I saw and experienced Easter Sunday.  At this point, it's all I can do.


The warrior who trusts his path doesn't need to prove the other wrong. - Paulo Coelho


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