2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Fr. Kyle
Homily transcription: 

As humans we are naturally skeptical.  We like things if we can understand, control and when things fit into our box of understanding.  This is what we see Thomas doing in today’s gospel.  When Thomas encounters the resurrected Jesus, he wants to examine him, he wants to analyze him, to understand it on his terms and in his own way. 

This is the time of the year when I get to meet with many starry-eyed young couples getting ready for marriage.  These couples have fallen in love.  And they have not done this by analyzing their historical background, testing their blood type and genetic background.  What kind of dating process would involve this kind of skeptical analysis?  But this kind of human understanding will only take a relationship so far.  A truly great relationship is when the couple simply spends time with each other soaking in the mystery of who they are on a deeper level.  It is then that they begin to fall in love.  Not in love with that person’s blood type or genetic code, but with the mystery of who this other person is on the deeper level.  A level that cannot be measured and sized-up.

This is what we are invited to in our relationship with Christ.  Like Thomas, we want to have Jesus all figured out.  We want to have all the answers of what he is doing in our life.  We want Christ to fit into our box of understanding and so we are a bit skeptical.  But we are not merely called to know about Jesus.  We are called to fall in love with him.