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John 20:19-31

2013-04-02 — “There is no way this winter is ever going to end as long as that groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any way out of it. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.” Phil Connors

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BIBLE PASSAGE — When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

— Second Sunday of Easter, Series C

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  1. Rev Paul Dobberstein — 3847 days ago #

    Thanks for the strip. I’ve often felt that way! But, the fact we all face doubt tells me this lesson needs to be part of the lectionary—every year. I face doubt right now. Thomas reminds me I can count on God, even if I can’t count on people and their organizations.

  2. Jim — 3847 days ago #

    Amen!

  3. John — 3847 days ago #

    Looks like you were able to be economic in your drawing this week: Three panels for the work of two.

    We do need to hear this twice a year; I’d love to see this somewhere in the Sundays after Trinity as well.

  4. Jim — 3847 days ago #

    We kept thinking about the best way to reference the “Groundhog Day” aspect of the recurring Thomas story and finally decided that the best way was to imitate the film and repeat the first frame.

  5. Evelyn — 1662 days ago #

    Looks like you’ve added an apostrophe on gets … get’s … oops! Might not be an apostrophe but there’s a black mark between the t and the s. I know, picky picky picky! :) That being said … I do love your sheep!

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