In the Gospel reading, we see more than a Resurrection appearance of Jesus to his disciples; we also see their joy and the transformation of their lives. because of the new courage that followed from their faith, the disciples move from a state of fear to joy. The second half of the Gospel depicts Thomas’ struggle to believe in the Resurrection. The passage challenges Christians to do better, to believe without seeing.
Adults: What could you do this week to help strengthen the faith of someone who is faltering?
Children: Even though you can’t see him with your eyes, how do you “see” Jesus in others?