The resurrection changes everything. The stories are the most powerful statements in The Bible, generating hope and courage. As Jesus begins appearing to HIS disciples, what HE teaches and the responsibility HE gives to them is profound. The disciples had no experience with resurrection, and it would take them awhile to begin understanding a risen Christ and how to live these lessons. What we often miss is the charge HE gives to them concerning the Spirit and the forgiveness of sins. Thomas is missing in the first encounters with Jesus the Christ, and his doubt becomes a teaching moment for Christ. Part of our faith and the blessing that comes with it is holding to the resurrection without seeing it. The Resurrection is a story that will not go away.