April 9: The Incredulity of Thomas

Please read John 20:19-29

Throughout his career, the Baroque artist Caravaggio painted stories with scriptural connection. Caravaggio was not a spiritual superstar, at least at first glance. Known for his wild ways in his personal life, Caravaggio was promiscuous and was prone to start bar fights for the purpose of determining if he was the strongest person in the room. After killing a man and running away, he found a new life, while still struggling with the old one.[1]  One of his subjects was the Disciple Thomas, also known as the Twin. Thomas gets to ask all the good questions in the Gospel of John. You can find these questions in the Farewell Discourse.[2]  I believe that Thomas’ questions were...continue reading