Divine Mercy Sunday: 24th April, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Doubts in Faith: In today’s Gospel, Thomas, the apostle refused to believe that Jesus has Risen unless he could see and touch His wounds.  When the Risen Lord appeared, He was not angry with Thomas, but invited him to touch His wounds.  Ponder on, “Do we doubt Jesus’ promise of Eternal Life?  If not, do we witness to this Truth daily?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 20:24-29

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord,’ he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’

Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you,’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’

Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’