You're not just a spectator. You're filled with awe and wonder and reverence. You can't be just a spectator when the living, real, risen Jesus - who is God made visible - is standing right in front of you.
You glance quickly at the others. They're transfixed.
Jesus looks around. He's not staring, like you are. His is a look of warmth, like a mother looking at her children.
Then Jesus moves a few steps toward Thomas, not up close, or face to face, but simply nearer to him.
And then, like a mother to a determined child, Jesus tells him that if he wants to see and touch his wounds, he can. Most of all, Jesus says, he wants Thomas to join the rest and become not simply an observer, but a believer.
"Take the step, Thomas. Don't just remember me. Believe in me ... not who I was, but who I am. Love me, as I love you."
You no longer think of what's going on between Jesus and Thomas. You start to think of what's going on between Jesus and you. You hear that same invitation directed toward you: "Don'y just remember me. Believe in me ... not who I was, but who I am. Love me, as I love you."
- Little White Book, Diocese of Saginaw