Guest Blog written by: Molly Watkins
Whenever I read the crucifixion story, I always want to believe I would be like Mary Magdalene. She was such a strong believer and she was the first one to see Jesus after he rose and when he revealed himself she never doubted or asked questions. I want to think I would be just like her in that situation, but after reading the story again I know I wouldn’t be.
I would be Thomas. I would have to see it to believe it, I would have to actually feel the nail marks to know it’s real. No matter how hard I would try to believe, I wouldn’t be able to. I think we can all be that way. We want to think that we would totally be okay with whatever happened, but really, as humans, we would freak out and have to see the proof. John 20:29 says, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Sometimes, I feel like Thomas. I find it so hard that Jesus is really there because I can’t see him or talk to him. I let myself doubt sometimes because I can’t always hear what Jesus is trying to say. Jesus said blessed are those who haven’t seen and yet still believe. I want it to come easily to me, I want to be a Mary instead of a Thomas. I think that’s the biggest thing I am going to have to work on as I enter this new school year.