The Marks of the Wounds
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Delivered By
The Venerable Dr. Christopher A. Brown
Delivered On
April 7, 2013
Central Passage
John 20: 19-31
"Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."

Quote to accompany the sermon.

It was by his wounds that Christ, who had so often healed the manifold wounds of others come to be recognized himself. We may ask: could not the Lord have risen with a body from with all the marks of the wounds had been erased? No doubt he could have; but he knew his disciples bore within their hearts a wound so deep that the only way to cure it was to retain the scars of his own wounds.

And when that confession, “My Lord and my God!” was uttered, what was his answer to it: “You believe,” he said, “because you have seen me; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” And who, my brothers and sisters, are those if not ourselves and those who are to follow after us?

~St. Augustine