You see, believing in the gospel of John, and believing specifically in Jesus is what it means to believe and to have faith. What the disciples got is what Thomas was missing. What Thomas needed is that moment of being with Jesus, of seeing him, and experiencing him. The rest of the disciples’ words to him that “they have seen the Lord” are not quite enough, Thomas needs that critical encounter. And I think if we are somewhat honest with ourselves that’s what we need too.