I've been thinking about Thomas from the Bible. I do admit that I still have some more research to do, but this is what I'm thinking now.
We have always been taught the negative of him. How he doubted Christ's resurrection, and needed to see proof.
Well, he did doubt. But this is the thing I'm thinking...
His savior and friend and teacher has just been murdered by the Romans.
I have wondered what the "word on the street" was, did the followers of Christ, as I'm sure people knew who they were, did they get taunted, or persecuted???
Rumors, I'm sure, abounded especially with the "disappearance" of the body and all.
So, would I need to also have "proof"? Yes, I know I would. If I was alive then, I would have been doubting Julie.
Blessed are those who believe and not seen (my wording). I do believe what I have read and been taught about Christ and His resurrection. To me it's easy, but other things I need "proof" Why?
We let God save our souls and secure us eternally, but freak out that we might not be able to pay our bills. I have more study and thinking to do. What do you think?