Thaddaeus asked Jesus, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the whole world?”
Many ask this same question today, why some and not others? The marvel of God desiring all, his grace for all, and the sad reality that those who don’t know him, or who have rejected him won’t be saved. The heart of Thaddaeus, I want others to know, is the outward love for the world who do not yet know, the heart of God behind the great commission. This outward looking concern is mirrored in Jesus’ answer based on the mystery of the Trinity. Here we see the doctrine of the Trinity unraveled into saving activity, and sought after by a disciple.