Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle
Gospel JOHN 20:24-29
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But Thomas said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe." Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."
Notice how when Jesus appeared again, He replied to Thomas’ unbelief after wishing peace. Could it be possible that it was a message for us; generations after Saint Thomas who believe without needing to put our finger into His side, yet we place our lot with Him?
We have been blessed even before our birth! Such good news! We believe in Jesus and proclaim Him when we go to mass, show reverence to His priests or even in our muttering of His holy name.
Let us pray in silence in appreciation of our blessings.