2 Cor 4: 16-18

Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.

The Longing Heart Of Thomas

Thomas, you with longing heart
Did want to see and touch your risen Lord.
Your craving love for broken side and wounded hand
Only wanted all, to touch and hold your risen Lord
with probing fingers in His hands and side.
For you believed He was the Christ and King of all
But longing for the eyes to see, and only then
to fall on bended knee, “My Lord and my God.”
This held you back from greatest trust,
to love and hold the unseen risen One
as many, many have through ages done.

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Polidoro da Caravaggio