Acts 5:12-16; Psalms 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-13,17-19; John 20:19-31
The self-help book authors try to give us easy answers to finding peace of mind and heart and soul. But often their easy answers are over-simplified and misleading. The New Testament authors, on the other hand, tell us that genuine peace of mind and heart and soul (call it happiness) does not come easily; that it involves trust; and risk; and making hard choices; and sacrifice, even persecution at times; and, ultimately, a dare-devil act of mind and heart and soul — a giant leap of faith.
In our ongoing quest for happiness we are positioned much like the Apostle Thomas in today’s Gospel Lesson. He’s been through it all:
Jesus had asked His disciples for trust in His…
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