Wednesday, December 21st: Doubtless Thomas

Thomas would rather die with Jesus than let him go.

Thomas would follow Jesus anywhere, if only Jesus would tell him how to get there.

Thomas would not be comforted by his brothers, would not let go of his grief, his pain. He longed to see Jesus one more time, to hold him one more time, even though his body be broken and scarred.

Doubtless, Thomas loved his master, his Messiah, his friend.

And Jesus embraced him.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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