While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet (Luke 24:36-40).
When I was a boy of about five years, one day my mom was making candy apples. I was extremely excited for the finished product and could hardly wait to sink my teeth into the sweetness of the coating and the juice of the fruit that lay beneath. While the candy was sitting on the stove in a pot cooking, I asked my mom if I could stir the candy while the sugar was dissolving. She put me on a chair in front of the stove cautioning me to stir slowly; but even with her close supervision, some of the almost boiling hot candy splashed out of the pan and landed at the base of my right ring finger. In an instant the outer layer of my skin lay dangling toward the ground. To this day, I still have the scar.