Every year we spend the second Sunday of Easter ragging on Thomas, even labelling him ‘doubting’ when all that happened was that he was absent when Jesus pulled off the best entry and greeting that any of the rest of Jesus' followers ever had. “Unless I see the nail holes and put my hand in his side, I will not believe!” he first testifies. One week later, when Thomas got his chance to touch, hearing Jesus was enough. (See John 20:19-31) What is it we need in order to believe these days? What will open our eyes and hearts to the splendor of God’s loving grace? Be open to those moments and times.