Looking At the Lectionary Passages

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BetteTheRed

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I'd like to get back to this, as I'm about to invite a bunch of people here, lol.

John 20: 19-31. Interesting. John's high Christology view of Jesus' appearance to Thomas.
 

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I like the interplay between doubt, belief, and faith. That Thomas had doubts may have indicated a lack of belief, but not a lack of faithfulness. There is a difference between being faithful and being gullible.
 

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I like the interplay between doubt, belief, and faith. That Thomas had doubts may have indicated a lack of belief, but not a lack of faithfulness. There is a difference between being faithful and being gullible.
An iconic sign of constant questioning and curiosity about the eternal unknown ... bible even says to question everything. Others may be cemented on the spot ... piously exuding humus ... fuzzy knowledge ... when you haven't journeyed into Ide? The Latin đ is troublesome to those without love of an open mind ... could be a*ch' ... causing itch like histamine agonist ... right out of the tree ... associated with terpenes, phenols etc. (Pseudaphed) ... sneezed at?
 

BetteTheRed

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That Thomas had doubts may have indicated a lack of belief, but not a lack of faithfulness.
This resonates with me. I think we can't "force" belief. I do think that we can be faithful servants to others/God/least of us, because that's a choice.
 

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This resonates with me. I think we can't "force" belief. I do think that we can be faithful servants to others/God/least of us, because that's a choice.
Thus the quest goes on ... especially with some of us outlandishly eliminated from conversations due to multi tasks of curiosity extending in all facets of humanity that the autonomous cannot relate to ... mult etudes are thus out there for the searching ... an integral scattered Mass? That's cosmological ... beyond small universal BS!

The autonomous is an isolated term of displaced understanding under the powers of excess desire to be on the right side ... assuming there is no remainders of resides ... all in the kitty! Catharsis .. is an old word for wash ... something to do with brae ins ... and brainwashing flashes ... haute?

Then the Blackpool Fevers ... Downs? The hoe erst goes on ...
 

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especially with some of us outlandishly eliminated from conversations
Luce, P3 made it clear in the opening post that she wanted clear, understandable, on-topic (ie. reflecting on the passage of Mark being discussed) discussions. That's why the thread is in study groups where, it was made clear from the start, thread leaders' rules would be enforced to maintain the integrity of the groups. Reply banning people is one of the tools we use for that. And you had been warned already so it's not like it came out of the blue.

Further discussion of mod action should take place in WC2 News & Business, please and thank you.
 
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I like the interplay between doubt, belief, and faith. That Thomas had doubts may have indicated a lack of belief, but not a lack of faithfulness. There is a difference between being faithful and being gullible.
I mentioned in another thread that I considered Thomas one of the smartest, and certainly most "modern", of the group. Why? He actually wanted to test his observations. Seeing Jesus was not enough, he had to touch, had to do the experiment to confirm that his eyes weren't being deceived. That's a healthy kind of doubt, it's what makes science work when done right. And I don't think he lacked belief, just wanted his belief backed up by more evidence before he would commit. Which, I guess, is saying what you are in different language.
 

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Interesting that even Jesus had his own questions..."why has thou forsaken me?"
 

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I'm so glad that this story of Thomas' doubt has been included in the Bible. It gives me permission! Actually, the other aspect of Thomas was that he was out and about while the others were huddled (worriedly?) behind a closed door. I like to think he was out trying to make a difference in his world, remembering what he had learned from Jesus.
 

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Here is a link to my commentary on Luke 24:13-35, the Road to Emmaus. Once our service is loaded today, you can also see what I did with the passage for preaching.

 

Luce NDs

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Yes. Maybe Thomas was the brave one. The who was willing to raise his voice.
Then was Christianity a partisan BS being an underground value in ancient Rome? Then the Romans did an overturn ... imagine that being dug ...

Of course the Republic and other tyrannies didn't like the ordinary folk to be literarily educated ... it was best to maintain the populace stupid ... a lead to backlash in leaders that pick up on the naivete as part of their jealousy about what the little folks learned looking up at ... ass ists!

Only the ethers grasp the fabric ... they may wrap about the dark lady in the wind ... without a shadowy doubt! Conned science erupts ... in great powers of upmanship these may be mist! Sort of cloud, smoke and sooty in the hollows ...
 
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BetteTheRed

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Nice observations. One of my favorite stories.

We don't recognize the risen Christ until they invite us to break bread with them.
 

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Hoping for a Leviathan break ... monstrous separation? Only way to get the aggressive arrogate out of the way ... degrade foundations of stupid?

The vast unknowable to those that would rather not know ...
 
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