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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother!

John 20:19-31

On the Second Sunday of Easter we hear in Acts what the first Christian community looked like in terms of how they pooled all their resources to help and support one another. In the upper room Thomas was absent the first time the resurrected Jesus appeared to them. It was the apostles support and love of their struggling brother that carried him to the place where he could pronounce "My Lord and My God!" We come together each Sunday from all different background, social status and life experience. Yet what joins us together is our shared love of Jesus and our shared need of Jesus in our lives.