A passage of Scripture like this, we need not doubt, was written for the special comfort of all true believers. The Holy Spirit knew well that the dull, and the slow, and the stupid, and the doubting, are by far the commonest type of disciples in this evil world. The Holy Spirit has taken care to supply abundant evidence that Jesus is rich in patience as well as compassion, and that He bears with the infirmities of all His people.
Let us take care that we drink into our Lord's spirit, and copy His example. Let us never set down men as godless because their faith is feeble, and their love is cold. Let us remember the case of Thomas, and be very compassionate and of tender mercy.