Archive for May, 2011

John 20:19-31

May 2, 2011

Two weeks ago a few of us visited the nesting site of dozens of herons. They had pitched their nests in the topmost branches of trees that stood tall and dead in a broad marsh. Every few minutes a heron would appear in the sky and then glide to its nest. It struck me, though, that they never approached the nest directly, but always in a wide spiral. That is how I want to approach today’s Gospel, spiraling in on it, ultimately to hatch the question, what is doubting Thomas really asking for? (more…)