This story is a miracle. Thomas, like so many before him, is healed by Christ's touch. Healed of his grief, of his disbelief. Easter tells us there are Truths which are universal. There are Truths which outlast even the worst news. There is Truth worth believing.
Easter tells us Jesus' revolution of love won't happen on our terms. Jesus' resurrection asks you to hope, and to hold your hope in a direction you can't control... The resurrection is a deep wildness in God’s mercy.
Jesus did not die a warrior in battle. Jesus did not die of an underlying illness. Jesus died by a perversion of justice at the hands of a state that was threatened by his preaching, compassion, and love.