During the children's time today we talked about the aftermath of the resurrection. Jesus left us with 3 incredible gifts; Peace, Forgiveness and the Holy Spirit. What wonderful news – to know that we are already forgiven and can forgive others freely. How liberating to have the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ with us. And how comforting to have the holy spirit with us.
In my class of 8 kids spanning the ages 10 – 12 we spoke about “doubting” Thomas and questions we have about faith. We discussed questions we have about the bible, about Jesus, and how we have to come to be believers. Sometimes our doubts can lead us to deeper believe. However as we grow in our faith, the ultimate goal is to be like the “Blessed, who have not seen and yet have come to believe”.