What an intense week !
Have you ever read or walked the Stations of the Cross? Although mostly observed by Catholic and Orthodox believer's yet it can be a very moving experience for Protestant's like myself during this week of Passover and Passion of Christ culminating with the Resurrection Sunday observance
Our Christian Salvation is like no other Faith.
The Disciples could not be dissuaded, just try to imagine the words of Jesus echoing in your head as you looked into the empty tomb. Is there anything in your life that no matter what, what family, friends or any one, you will never change. If you talked with a supposed dead person, walked with, sat with, eat with and in Thomas' case touched the same Jesus that he had touched before the Cross.
The only thing that I can compare in our lives today would be an auto accident that you were in, you will remember the day, the hour and moments every horrifying second, every noise, every smell and the sight! God forbid a rape or a murder right in front of your eyes.
I also have had an incident that I can relive in a split second; Nov. 4, 1966 and more, I mention this only to impress on the reader that even after 50 plus years this is so real in my life, I can describe my every emotion, every sound, every smell and nothing, nothing you or any one else can say or do nothing to dissuade me of any single thing of that day.
(Many objections to the gospels is the supposed late dates of the records of the "Four Gospels" but their memories were most likely very vivid.)
It must have been that way with Peter, James, John, Matthew, Mark, Thomas, Jude, James the brother of John, Nathaniel, Simon the Zealot, Phillip and Judas Iscariot. Not to mention Saul called Paul the apostle or Mary the Mother of Jesus, Martha and her sister Mary and Mary of Magdala.
What is there in your life that you would just say; "no, I'll die first." "just shoot me now"
Yours in Faith,