This passage has two important contexts and both are important. It occurs in the middle of one Jesus’ resurrection appearances and second, it fits into a long effort on Jesus’ part to communicate the nature of the new life that he offered.
May you know the wonder and promise of God in every corner of your ordinary life and in every act of loving kindness. Let it be so.
Vernon Gramling is a Parrish Associate at DPC. He has providing pastoral care and counseling for over 45 years. You can find more out about Vernon, the Faith in Real Life gatherings and Blog at our Staff Page or FIRL.