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Wednesday April 15th, John 20: " 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."  28 Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"  29 Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."  Now that you don’t have to do anything, and realize that you haven’t done anything, you could either get out there into the Galilee, the world and plant those seeds or blame someone for you not planting those seeds in your hand.  The disciples give us a good example.  Unfortunately it is an example of what not to do..  They stand there and blame Thomas.  He will forevermore be the example of doubt in the world of people held up inside the four walls of Christian churches waiting for someone to blame for not being out there in the Galilee.  Doubt however, rather than being something evil, is the ants in the pants of faith, it gets it up and moving (Buechner, Wishful thinking). Perhaps it was Thomas’ doubt that got the disciples out into the world.  Perhaps it is your doubt that will be the true blessing that will get you to leave the four walls and go to where Jesus is waiting for you, in the Galilee, in the world.  


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