Most Christians remember Thomas as the doubting disciple who didn’t believe the other disciples when they told him they’d seen the risen Jesus (John 20:19%u201425), and who said that he’d only believe if he touched Jesus’ sacred hands and side (John 20:25).

But Thomas was also the disciple who demonstrated great faith and dedication to Jesus during his walk to Jerusalem. When Jesus told his disciples that they were returning to Judea, they protested, recalling that the Jews had tried to stone him there. But Thomas courageously agreed with Jesus, saying, “Let us also go, that we may die with him” (John 11:16). And the disciples remained with Jesus and headed toward Jerusalem.

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