Thomas often receives the greatest criticism because of his desire to see the hands and side of Jesus.
However, scripture teaches us all the apostles fled when Jesus was condemned to die. All the apostles initially doubted the reports by the women who had seen Him.
It should not take a visible manifestation of Jesus to recognize that the whole of who we are is connected to His Lordship.
Thomas was one who challenged the report, demonstrated in his expression of doubt. However, once he saw Jesus, he did not hesitate to confess what all leaders should place at the foundation of their leadership.