Jesus’ disciple Thomas was a doubter. The Lord Jesus had risen from the dead; the disciples told Thomas they had seen Him, but Thomas refused to accept it. The week following the risen Lord’s appearances must have been disturbing for Thomas.
“Fervent.” It seems to be one of those words that people often know and use, but perhaps are rarely able to define. When used metaphorically, the word refers to great emotion – but the root word comes from the Latin “fervere,”