Jesus understands his friends’ doubts and deals with them impressively. He speaks to their emotions and thoughts and shows his wounded hands and feet: “See… it’s truly me.”
In the way that Jesus talks about worries, fears and doubts shows me how approachable, sensitive and individually he deals with people. With love he attends to Thomas who is allowed to put his fingers in his wounds. What chaotic scenes do the disciples experience! Their teacher was executed like a murderer even though he was teaching love and lived it as well.
The Pharisees cover their doubt with arrogance and lofty arguments. Thomas on the other hand said what he thought. He wanted to see Jesus and the Son of God fulfilled his wish.
Jesus said to them, “Why are you troubled? Why do you have doubts in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is really I! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have a body or bones. But you can see that I do.”Luke 24:38-39
How do you deal with doubt?
Think about how and where you have experienced Jesus so far.
Bible text for deepening: Luke 24:36-49