With Faith As Our Lamp

Then he spoke to Thomas, put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into My side. Doubt no longer but believe

John 20:27
Acts 4:32-35; Psalms 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; I John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31

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Second Sunday of Easter, B

Those great detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson went off on a camping trip. In the middle of the night, Holmes wakes up and gives Doctor Watson a nudge. “Watson,” he says, “look up in the sky and tell me what you see.”

Watson says, “I see millions of stars in the sky.”

“And what do you conclude from that?” Holmes asks.

Watson thinks for a moment. “Well,” he says, “astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately quarter past three. Meteorologically I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. And theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and we are small and insignificant. And what does it tell YOU, Holmes?”

Holmes pauses for a moment and then barks back, “Watson, you idiot! It tells me someone has stolen our tent.”

We may be impressed with Watson’s firm grasp of…

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