Homilies: 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C

My homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C. This was preached during my sabbatical leave at a location outside my usual preaching locations. This particular occasion was a 10am Sunday morning Mass.

The readings proclaimed were Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31. Today’s psalm is Psalm 117: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”

“Contrary to what we might be told from time to time, doubt is not the enemy of faith. The true enemy of faith is apathy. Thomas was uncertain about believing the testimony of the other disciples, for any one of a number of true human reasons. And yet from that doubt, he was able to say “My Lord and my God!” when Jesus delivers a very personal experience to him, and to take the experience out into the world. It’s okay to doubt, because it permits us to make a distinctive choice for belief, and the embrace the mission that comes naturally from believing.”