So, has Easter made any difference? I suppose that that was the fundamental question Thomas was asking himself in to-day’s Gospel.He wanted answers. He was looking for the practical realities, human impact and concrete evidence, and his search was proving frustrating.
Measuring the unmeasurable will always arrive at the same conclusions.
Easter isn’t about an historical event, it is the fulfilment of our human potential that had been struggling since creation to achieve:
“I will be your God, you will be my people”.
Easter liberates God’s Grace in our lives, and that is what makes the difference. We become what we receive and it is only in the doing that we will appreciate the gift.
So, don’t, like Thomas, sit and wait for something to happen. Be the Easter Jesus we have become and make that fundamental difference apparent in the lives of others first, then we might see and believe ourselves.
“Let him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east,
More brightening her, rare-dear Britain, as his reign rolls,
Pride, rose, prince, hero of us, high-priest,
Our hearts' charity's hearth's fire, our thoughts' chivalry's throng's Lord.”
Wreck of the Deutschland, Gerard Manley Hopkins
Just a thought!