“I suppose there are two views about everything,” said Mark.

“Eh? Two views? There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”  The Hideous Strength



Constant Truth is often so simple, and always is immutable

But if one can’t have his own way, he can’t be indisputable

Cognitive dissonance, is said to claim the blame

Seeing truth and knowing, but remaining with no change.


One says opinion, another claims it’s lies

Truth is steadfast, remains anchored  strong

It’s as plain as looking, in the apple of My eyes

You are so determined, to be so very wrong.



If He should appear precisely to me

I surely would believe

Even better if He appeared,

Quite out of the blue,

Many times that I could be sure.

I would I swear and true.

The doubting disciple did heed

He was shown,

He did believe

A disciple received

What he could see

If only it could be,

But alas it was not me.


If He appeared and you perceived,

True you would for a time believe

Perhaps an hour, a day or month, no more.

Finally convincing yourself a spore

you ate must have been sour,

At best an apparition or false ocular power,

Questioned manifestation turns belief quite dour

Blessed are those who believe yet had not to implore,

Savoring much more than to seek a peek one mere hour.



Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” John 20:27

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” :28

 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29




3 thoughts on “Appearances”

  1. And now to you my disciples who have seen the end of me and can conceive of me now to be again what would you have of me? Shall we ascend on high? Shall we descend down low? No I think not today. But hey! I am hungry
    does anyone have some food for me? Yes my master too thee. Here is a fish and a honey comb from me. Thank you my brothers for the food. Remember Your love
    will always bring you back to me.

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  2. I relate a lot to Thomas G.W.
    But early on, I decided to believe a doubter who was convinced (My logical choice as a youth, although there is much more to the story). I don’t have to touch the nail holes or the spear hole. Thomas saw and believed. ” Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe”

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    1. I can relate to what Thomas had been through. Seeing the Savior die and be buried when he imagined something completely different. An immediate difference with an immediate kingdom coming down from the sky. A man with those disappointments would be afraid to hope any further. But he did.

      We who have not seen have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit keeping us on track.



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