With Eyes To See

Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe

John 20:29
Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-13,17-19; John 20:19-31

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Easter, C

The early Church leader, St. Augustine, once was confronted by a man who showed him his pagan idol and said, “Here is my god; where is yours?” Augustine replied, “I cannot show you my God — because you have no eyes to see Him.”

In today’s Gospel Lesson, the Risen Jesus confronts the apostle Thomas — often referred to as “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas had not yet developed the eyes to see Him and was finding it difficult to believe the testimony of His fellow Apostles that Jesus had risen from the dead and had appeared to them. “We have seen the Lord,” the other disciples kept telling Thomas, but his answer was, “Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hand and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.” But when Jesus appeared again to the disciples, Thomas was present. Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your…

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