Posted on March 8, 2016 by Howard Snyder
(Based on a non-canonical hypothetical conversation between Jesus and Thomas.)
For forty days after his resurrection, Jesus met often with his apostles, speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). The apostles asked many questions about times and seasons, and about God’s plan.
One day Thomas said to Jesus, “You rose from the dead and defeated Satan! But there is still so much violence and evil in the world. Why?”
Jesus replied, “As I have often told you, there are many things you do not understand now, but you will know later.”
Thomas said, “But can you give us some help now? We are troubled and puzzled that we still see so much suffering and evil all around us!”