May 25th, 2014 by Christopher Caudle
Scriptures for today.
Psalm 145 · Acts 12.25-13.3 · Psalm 67, 96 · Isaiah 62.6-12 · 2 Timothy 4.1-11
Prayer for today.
Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Question for today.
Notice the muscles of Jesus’ hand as he pulls Thomas towards belief. As Father Carl has asked us, “How do the scars of Jesus continue their significance in the life of our faith even after their pain has passed?”
The Incredulity of St Thomas is an oil painting from 1601 by the Italian artist Amerighi da Caravaggio. It portrays the meeting between the Risen Christ and the disciple Thomas. Observers often note that the Christ is not wearing a halo in the painting, reflecting both a developing style of more natural religious painting and as a ay to emphasize Jesus enduring true humanity, even after his Resurrection. Many disciples in the picture look to see the results of Thomas’ discovery, that Jesus is truly alive.