Unbelieving Thomas – John 20:19-31

Church of the Cross, 19.04.2020.

Scars as a sign of recognition

Dear congregation!

This week, there was great concern in our community that a church in Liepaja held several services on Easter Sunday, in violation of the government’s emergency regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who defend such actions say that worshipping in person can bring greater closeness to God and to Jesus, especially by receiving Holy Communion and saying our prayers. After all, “God will protect his people and will not allow the virus to strike them too”. The conclusion is that those who follow government rules and pray at home do not really trust God at all, and their prayers are nothing more than “soft beer and a rubber woman” (quoted from statements on the Internet).