Doubting Thomas...how many people have been accused of being a doubting Thomas? The phrase is never used in a positive light, but as way to chastise someone for having to little faith. It seems unfair to me that Thomas is characterized by his doubt as if it is a negative attribute. Jesus does not condemn Thomas - so why should we. When discussing this last week on our Pulpit Fiction Podcast, my co-host Rev. Robb McCoy said, "Doubt is the pathway to faith. Doubt leads to questions, and to investigation and to wondering and to discussion. It is through doubt that we come to a greater understanding... I don't want blind faith. I want a hard-fought, well-earned, forged in the fire kind of faith, and I think Thomas is a model for that." As we head into the Easter season, do not huddle behind locked doors in fear, but go forth boldly, asking questions, seeking answers and loving all.
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