Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Sermon 4/7/13

Today's gospel is the Doubting Thomas gospel, the New Testament statement on the limits of materialism and Christ's tolerant nod to science. It has, like so much of the Gospel, an ironic element. Talking across time, Christ's followers are not going to be reassured like Thomas; they will have to accept some things on the basis of faith.

Christ, importantly, does not dismiss Thomas' skepticism. Thomas is a rational guy with a big persona in the gospel. And he is brave. ( But he is a twin, a doppelganger, if you will. He is as complex as man and men.

And this complexity allows Christ to break down the aspects of men, like a prism, in the light.

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