Alone with Our Faith

It's the Sunday after Easter; the lilies are gone.
And we are alone with our faith.

Thomas said: "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe." (John 20:25b NRSV).
Easter is past, and we are alone with our faith.

On this Sunday after Easter, help us grow into the faith that we confessed and celebrated last week.
Reveal evidence of your resurrection for the days when we feel that we are alone with our faith.

Gathering Meditation

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. (Acts 4:32 NRSV)

In a culture that prefers garnering to giving, it is difficult to imagine living such a radical form of discipleship. Teach us, O God, how to "wear this world loosely" so that we might care and share more with the human family.