Last year I took a class to determine my Enneagram number. I’m an old hand at Myers-Briggs, with its 16 types, but this nine-number circle with all sorts of arrows going back and forth was a new system for me. Thankfully the teacher, Suzanne Stabile, had a teaching style I understood well. It turns out we are the same type. Some of us reside in the heart (or feeling) triad, as Suzanne and I do, and some in the head (or thinking) triad. My guess is Thomas would belong in the third triad.
For over a thousand years, Christian communities flourished in India. Their first real identity crisis? The arrival of European Catholics.
Mary can’t experience the resurrected Jesus for the disciples, and the disciples can’t experience Jesus for Thomas.