The sermon title this week is “Do we need to see?” which is obviously a rhetorical question but it comes from what I think is an important deeper question.
The impetus for my thinking on the whole thing comes from our Gospel lesson this Sunday, which is the well-known story of Jesus’ disciple Thomas needing more proof than eyewitnesses to believe Jesus was alive. The story has given us the common phrase, “Doubting Thomas,” which is so embedded in our language it is very possible most of the people who use it don’t know it comes from the Bible. Nonetheless, as I was thinking about it I began to wonder if we really need to see Jesus, in his corporeal state, to believe he is the risen, glorified Christ. As you will discover in the sermons, I believe we do need to see but not necessarily with our physical eyes.
As always, I would love to hear what you think.