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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - John 20: 19-31

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John 20: 19-31

‘Peace be with you' was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were afraid? To whom have you been able to bring peace?

Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What positive part have doubting and questioning played in your life? How have such moments helped you to know that your life is worthwhile? How have questions and doubts strengthened your faith?

Note the way that Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because he doubted. He accepted how he felt and led him along to see the truth of his resurrection. Who has been that kind of teacher for you, gently taking you where you were and leading you to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher? ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed'. That requires great trust. During the recent pandemic there were times when one wondered if we would ever see the end of it.

Where did you find hope as the pandemic continued month after month?

Published Sat 23rd Apr 2022 16:04:35
Last Modified on Sat 7th May 2022 09:35:44

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