Archive for April, 2012

John 20:19-31

April 16, 2012

Recently a friend and I 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…)