What has been going on in this room is high drama. It's been going on between Jesus and Thomas. The rest of the disciples are watching.
You're watching too, but from off to the side.
You've just seen Thomas open himself to embrace the gift of faith.
Jesus affirms that Thomas is truly a believer.
Then after a pause, Jesus turns and looks off to the side - in my direction - but he seems also to be looking across the threshold of time and space. His eyes have the look of someone who sees distant faces in some far-off times and places.
Jesus gestures toward me and beyond me, and he says, "Blessed are those ... who have not seen ... and have believed."
He's talking about a lot of people across the ages.
He's talking about me.
- Little White Book, Diocese of Saginaw