The Second Sunday of Easter is often referred to as “Doubting Thomas Sunday.” And we commonly find ourselves drawn into the account because we too often decline to believe, like the Apostle Thomas, what we cannot see “with our own two eyes.”

After all, we protest, “Seeing is believing.” However, astrophysics and microbiology teach us otherwise, as we strain in vain to see what we know to be out beyond the reach of the most powerful telescopes, or inwardly below the reach of the most powerful microscopes.