Tuesday - Intersections Sunday
This Sunday is Intersections Sunday. We have the privilege of welcoming Reverend Bob Chase, Mr. Fred Johnson and Mr. Eduardo Vargas with us in worship from Intersections International. Intersections International is a multi-cultural, multi-faith, global initiative of the Collegiate Church. They are dedicated to building respectful relationships among diverse individuals and communities to forge common ground and develop strategies that promote justice, reconciliation, and peace. Reverend Chase has titled his sermon The Intersection of Doubts and Beliefs. We see this intersection taking place in the Gospel lesson (John 20:24-29). This is the passage where Thomas acquires the nickname Doubting Thomas for refusing to believe the testimony from his fellow disciples that they saw Jesus. Thomas is recorded as saying, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week passes by and Jesus appears to Thomas. Jesus’ appearance evokes Thomas to exclaim “My Lord and my God!” I think many of us can identify with Thomas in this story. We want to believe and yet we also doubt. What I love about this Gospel passage is that Jesus meets Thomas in his doubts. This is encouraging news, God meets us in our doubts!