Christ the King VII

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This is the scene in the Upper Room when Jesus appears to the disciples; I think it is his second visit because he is inviting them to touch his wounds; the first time he only told them to look. (Counting heads is inconclusive, but I think I made it eleven disciples.)

Why include this event as Kingly? Because Thomas’s words ring out: ‘My Lord and my God’ (John 20:28) Is it the wounds that convince him? Peer pressure had not done.

Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. (v. 29)

Peer pressure may not be quite the expression I wanted here, because look how the brethren are in solidarity with Thomas, all reaching out to touch the Lord.

Thomas knew that Jesus was not just his Lord and his God, but the One Lord and God of all who have not seen him. And so he took  the Good News to India; two thousand years in, some of his sons and daughters are enriching our Church in England.

Look at the community of believers around their Lord and God.


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