Easter II: April 3rd, 2016

When Jesus appears among the frightened disciples on the evening of the first Easter, he breathes the Holy Spirit upon them, empowering them for the future, breathing peace, breathing life. Thomas, when he hears what happened that evening, asks for assurance. He wants to see the Risen Christ for himself, and touch Jesus’ wounds. The story of Thomas, in turn, touches many of us deeply–his need, his bewilderment, his joy, his faith. Below is this week’s sermon–we consider what it means to live as Easter people, redeemed of our wounds, which through faith have become signs of resurrection.

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