It is in the garden, still smeared in the blood of his agony, foreshadowing the blood of his passion, that the mouth of Judas meets the mouth of Jesus. Yet the mouth has always been a pathway into another world.
Had Thomas doubted? Thomas had not doubted that Jesus was “the Way.” But Thomas had doubted: himself above all others. The thing is, Thomas could not trust one, but not the other. The thing is, he could no longer live that ambivalence. And Jesus now gave him the gift: he would never be able to doubt again, at least not himself.