Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas (in Dutch: ‘Ongelovige Thomas’), a painting by Mark Tansey, captures the experience of doubt we are all part of, once in a while.

This experience is shared in a magnificent way in the well-known story of the apostle Thomas (John 20), who could only have faith in the risen Jesus after seeing him and touching his wounds…

Maybe our perspective on reality is often blurred by what we are expected to see, because we are all heavily conditioned by (mimetically ignited) snobbery and arrogance. To see beyond this arrogance and notice what and who is ‘really there’ – the victim along our way -, that’s the ultimate challenge…

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