Jesus shows His wounds to Tom, the man who wanted to see and touch to be able to believe. Do we belong to the kind of men like Tom, or are we able to believe without prove ? Our hands are a very special part of the body, in connection with our eyes we can comprehend so many things, we use our hands to do good, to punish, to caress, to put them together when praying, to wrestle in despair. Tom wanted to touch tje wounds. As Jesus is walking no more between us, we cannot beg him to touch his wounds. We have to believe without a visible sign. But Jesus tells us, that it is not necessary to see …. look into your heart and think of the words, our Lord spoke: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed”.
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,[a] Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
Jesus and Thomas
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”