|The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio|
Thomas was really no different than any of the other disciples of Christ – he just got the bum rap. For none of them believed in the risen Lord until their eyes were opened and they saw the Christ. But simply seeing and believing were not enough for Jesus. He made it clear that it was time for the disciples to get out from behind locked doors and to be sent forth. Not to build a religion, but to follow his actions of mercy and forgiveness.
So what does that have to do with the sanctuary veil that was torn in two upon the death of Jesus?
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