gross, i.e., hard to teach because he was not a deep thinker. When he
demanded a proof, it was from the most unreliable sense--touch . . .
"Unless I put my hands . . ." The sense of sight and hearing are
superior senses. The disciples had told Thomas that Christ had risen. He
heard, thus receiving more dependable proof, but demanded an inferior
A gross mind
either easily believes or asks too many questions. Today, we live in an era
of gross minds. Many easily believe in evolution through the "missing
link"; their only proof is still missing. But present the Christian
Life which Christ taught and most of the Christians would raise a howl and
hurl a thousand questions, mostly, "do we really have to do that?"
easily the things you hear and read while asking too many questions when it
is God who speaks bespeaks of a shallow mind.
some shallowness but redeemed himself when Christ appeared. But Christ said:
"Blessed are those who do not see but believe." For the Jews saw
and heard Christ; but it was of no benefit to them. While thousands of
saints never saw nor heard Christ but they believed.
To believe in
Christ is to obey His commands, to believe His promises and fear His
threats, to walk as He walked.