Then he (Jesus) said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’
It is easy to doubt even when our eyes tells us something our brain will interpret it as something different, hence optical illusions. Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith it is a pathway to it, the doubter questions, the doubter wants to discover for themselves, the doubter wants to understand just hasn’t quite got there yet. The doubter is honest and when a doubter looses their doubts their faith is often rock solid. Jesus didn’t want Thomas to hide his doubts, pretend he believed, Jesus wanted Thomas to discover the truth of the resurrection and if that meant Thomas putting his fingers in Jesus’ wounded hand then so be it.
The greatest discoveries in the world have been found when people reach out into the unknown, when people questioned and through that questioning found the answer. Not always the answer they were expecting. What are your questions? What are our doubts? Maybe it is time to start looking for the answer to them.