First Sunday after Easter 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Thomas was an outlier at the beginning and end of his life with Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, he was a critical thinker, constantly questioning and challenging God. At the end of his life, he had been transformed into a missionary, utterly transformed by touching the wounds in Christ's side and hands. We are sometimes called to be "pre-Resurrection" Thomas, challenging and inquiring. Other times, God visits us and calls us to be totally in over our heads. Thomas is for all those Christians on the margins, and Christians totally in over their heads.